The Wiehe Pipe Organ

I am going to use a photograph as the centerpiece of today’s post.  I must admit this one made me chuckle.  The photo shows a South Dakota family’s children standing in a row with the caption, “S.D. Orgelpfeifen”.  Plus, it has a dog photo-bomber. Orgelpfeifen means “pipe organ” or “organ pipes”.  The children do look … More The Wiehe Pipe Organ

Pastor Paul

Marie Weinhold married Rev. Adolph Paul on March 10, 1904.  Or did she?  We have a few conflicting records for this wedding.  I will get to that issue later in this post.  First, let’s discuss the bride.  She is the only Perry County resident in this marriage, and she happened to be the older sister … More Pastor Paul

Another Anna Marie

When I found today’s birthday girl and began researching her, I made this observation and asked this question.  “Another Anna Marie.  How many Anna Marie’s are there in our German Family Tree?”  So, I did a search.  When I placed the term “Anna Marie” in the search box, Microsoft Word came up with 302 results.  … More Another Anna Marie

Mrs. Pebler from Frohna

A wedding anniversary is the starting point for today’s post.  Laura Weinhold married William Pebler on February 18, 1912 in Frohna, Missouri.  I have previously written a post about Joseph Weinhold from Wittenberg who had 8 daughters, several of which married full-time church workers.  That post was titled, Surrounded by Good Lookin’ Women.  We have … More Mrs. Pebler from Frohna

The Frohna Schade’s

As I have studied East Perry County surnames, I have noticed that most folks with the surname, Schade, were found living in Altenburg and were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  However, there is a branch of the Schade family tree that resided near Frohna and were members of Concordia Lutheran Church.  I will tell the … More The Frohna Schade’s

Wukasch and Wampner

Today would have been the 126th birthday of Theobald Wukasch.  His father, Matthias Wukasch, is pretty famous in East Perry County.  He and a colleague, Henry Welp, had a combined 101 years of teaching at Concordia Lutheran School in Frohna, Missouri.  Teacher Wukasch had a total of 10 children by way of two wives, Anna … More Wukasch and Wampner