Copernicus Couple

Two teenagers made the voyage as part of the Gesellschaft aboard the Copernicus in 1838.  If the teenagers back then were at all like teenagers nowadays, they would have likely found opportunities to hang around each other while on the voyage.  If they didn’t know one another before they got on the ship, the may … More Copernicus Couple

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