Bugler and Bock

Karl August Alwin Frentzel was born on August 11, 1890, so he is our birthday boy today.  In almost all the records for this person he is called Charles, so I will use that name.  He was the son of Alwin and Elizabeth (Ruhkopf) Frentzel and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  Here is … More Bugler and Bock

Brewer’s Daughter; Coal Miner’s Wife; Baker; Laundress

Today’s birthday girl can be described using so many names, as indicated in the title of this post.  That list is not even complete, as you will later read.  This girl’s family could trace their ancestry back to the Gesellschaft in 1839, but by the time of her birth, her parents were living across the … More Brewer’s Daughter; Coal Miner’s Wife; Baker; Laundress

Frentzel Fellas

Louise Brandes found her own Frentzel fella, and later spent much of her life living in a house with a bunch of Frentzel fellas….and a few Frentzel females.  Louise is today’s birthday girl….I think. Louise Brandes was born on February 3, 1865 and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri.  She was the daughter … More Frentzel Fellas

Old-Time Engineer

I have seen the term “engineer” given in the occupation column of several censuses from Perry County from back in the 1880’s and early 1900’s.  That term does not have the implication that one would have for the word “engineer” nowadays.  This definition can be found in a modern dictionary. “A person who designs, builds, … More Old-Time Engineer

Nice Try, Adolph

We will be recognizing a man today who would have been celebrating his 125th birthday had he still been alive.  His name was Gottfried Adolph Telle, and he was born on August 26, 1893.  He went by his middle name, Adolph, and he was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri. Adolph was the … More Nice Try, Adolph

A Mesker Story

Yesterday’s story was about Gotthilf Frentzel.  Today just so happens to be the birthday of Flora Frentzel, Gotthilf’s cousin.  She was born four years after her cousin.  Like Gotthilf, she was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri.   This is her baptism record. There is also a birth record in a Perry County Birth … More A Mesker Story

Hopfer-Frentzel

One hundred three years ago, Rudolph Hopfer (today’s birthday boy) married Frieda Frentzel.  If you study  German Lutheran family history in East Perry County, it does not take you long to figure out that the Hopfer and Frentzel surnames are found in large numbers in the Uniontown, Missouri area.  In fact, if you would use … More Hopfer-Frentzel