Carl and Emma

Emma Lorenz is today’s birthday girl.  Because she was born on May 14, 1882, she would have been 137 years old today.  She was the daughter of John and Carolina (Mueller) Lorenz.  Her family descends from the Lorenz family that settled around Altenburg.  There is a whole different Lorenz family that settled in Farrar.  Emma … More Carl and Emma

Frohna Fischers

Last year, on this date, I wrote a post titled, Unraveling the Palisch/Fischer Connections.  That post focused mostly on the marriage of Henry Palisch and Martha Fischer that took place on July 10th in 1887.  Today, I will focus on the other marriage that was just briefly mentioned in that article.  It was another marriage … More Frohna Fischers

Lumber Yard Matriarch

Meta Sylvia Lueders was born on this day, December 17th, in 1914.  Just a few years ago, she died at the age of 99 years.  Her life was certainly an interesting one.  She herself was the product of some very influential families in the village of Frohna, Missouri, and her own family would be included … More Lumber Yard Matriarch

Our Wittenberg

In a recent article published in the Washington Post, the following quote was made: “By official estimates, upward of 2 million tourists will descend on Wittenberg this year — and that could pose a problem.” Residents of East Perry County should relax after reading this after they realize that the Wittenberg mentioned here is not … More Our Wittenberg