Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 1

The next two days, we will be publishing two parts of a post written by one of our guest bloggers, Cal Eggers.  Cal is an outstanding researcher and has contributed to our blog in the past.  His blog posts for the next two days come at a very convenient time.  The next two days, our … More Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 1

Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

I call it an “act of God”.  Just a day or so ago, I received a message from a man with the surname Rathjen, who asked about his family’s connection to the Miesner family mentioned in the story, Perry County Percolating into Coffeyville.  This gentleman expressed an interest in finding out more about his family’s … More Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

Dartball Tourney Time

Plenty of Perry County projectiles are being launched in Frohna on Tuesday nights this February.  That is because the annual Lutheran Dartball Tournament is now taking place in the gymnasium of Concordia Lutheran Church.  It is a tournament which lasts for four week, and this year includes teams from 13 different local churches.  Around here, … More Dartball Tourney Time

Butch’s Mom and Dad

Lebrecht Schmidt and Magdalena Froebel were married on January 21, 1883, so today would have been their 136th wedding anniversary.  These two were married in Frohna, but eventually, several in their family ended up in Altenburg.  I will attempt to tell the story of that family today. Lebrecht Schmidt was born on August 12, 1857 … More Butch’s Mom and Dad