Leo and Lena

We have a birthday boy today by the name of August Leo Saupe, who went by the name of Leo. He was born on June 29, 1863, the son of Julius and Justine (Dietze) Saupe. Today would have been Leo’s 158th birthday. He was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri. His baptism record … More Leo and Lena

Carburetor Men

I will tell another story today about a man who was born and raised in Perry County, but upon becoming a young man, made the decision to move elsewhere to find a place to work and also found a wife in the process. Johann Heinrich (John Henry) Versemann was born on June 23, 1884, making … More Carburetor Men

Herman’s Haircuts

The birthday girl in today’s story will lead us to Herman the haircutter. This birthday girl was born in Germany on May 8, 1888. Alma Marie Fritsche was the last child born into the family of Heinrich and Bertha (Boehme) Fritsche. According to our German Family Tree, she was the last of 7 children in … More Herman’s Haircuts