A Hemmann-Fiehler Pair

According to my reckoning, today’s birthday boy was the 17th child born to his father and the 8th to his mother. All together, his father had 21 children. Also, if I have it figured correctly, the father was almost 60 years old when today’s main character was born. That prolific father was Johann Gottfried Hemmann, … More A Hemmann-Fiehler Pair

What Happened to the Captain’s Grandchildren?

Nicholas Guth was a quite notable resident of Perryville at one time.  Let’s take a little time to look at his life.  He arrived in America sometime around 1851 and after his family first were found in Illinois, they soon made their way to Perryville.  In 1857, he married Henrietta Karling.  This couple would have … More What Happened to the Captain’s Grandchildren?