Fischer Heartbreak

There were ten children born into the Edward Fischer family between 1893 and 1913.  Nine of them were boys.  Sadly, the mother of this family, Katie (Kuennel) Fischer, witnessed the funerals of seven of her children before her own death. The reason this story hit my radar today is that one of those sons, Rudolph … More Fischer Heartbreak

A Zschoch-ing Death

I must start today’s post with a little lesson on pronunciation.  One of the most unusual names to enter Perry County over the years was the name of one of pastors of Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  His name was Rev. Wilhelm Zschoche.  A previous post was written about his family titled, A Zschoch-ing Wedding.  … More A Zschoch-ing Death

My Quast Quest

I have spent way too much time researching today’s story.  And after all is said and done, I still have questions. Johann Martin Quest was one of the original immigrants.  He came to America aboard the Johann Georg and up the Mississippi River aboard the Clyde.  Here we see him listed on the Johann Georg … More My Quast Quest