Yesterday’s post told the story of a grandson of Charles Weber, who had been a probate judge of Perry County. Charles was also once the mayor of Perryville, and before that, was a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War. He is pictured as a soldier below. Today, you will read a story … More Doc’s Wife – Captain’s Sister
Two events that are part of the immigration story that is so important to our area took place on this day in 1838. The two events took place a great distance away from one another. One event took place in Bremerhaven, Germany, while the other took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The map below illustrates … More The Sophie and the Republik
I’m going to begin this post by having you pretend you are a bride-to-be who is planning her wedding. Pretend also that you and your husband-to-be desire to have your wedding at Old Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis. Here are some questions for you to consider if you are in that position about picking … More Busy Day for a Marriage
The first date that I had with my wife consisted of an evening of watching TV. Yes, I am a miserly old German. That evening included my wife making me dinner. I’ve been in love with her ever since. Believe me, there are countless reasons that I love my wife, not just her culinary skills, … More Winning His Heart through His Stomach?
Two days ago, I wrote a post about two Buenger siblings who shared the birthday of July 21st. Another sibling in that family had today as her birthday. In fact, not only is today her birthday, it’s her 200th birthday. Her name was Agnes Buenger. She was born on July 23, 1819 in Germany. Agnes … More Happy 200th Birthday, Agnes
The surnames, Lochner and Loeber, have found their place in several posts on this blog in the past. Notably, a recent post told the story of a painting done by Rev. Friedrich Lochner on the occasion of the marriage of Theodore Ernst Buenger and Martha Loeber. That post was titled, Stories in a Painting. Today, … More Lochner-Loeber
An sad, but interesting, death took place on this date in 1851 in Altenburg, Missouri. This event caused me to do quite a bit of thinking and searching, and the end result is that this post will take quite a few side trips. The death involved a very young boy by the name of Elias … More Elias Estel’s Early End
We are entertaining two grandchildren at the Schmidt house these days, and today we have planned little trip to a place called Elephant Rocks which is located just outside the city of Pilot Knob, Missouri. Since I will not have much time to do research today, I choose to tell the story of a little … More Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pilot Knob
Dresden, Germany was the home of Johann Samuel and Friederika Guenther. On December 4, 1831, a baby was born to this couple by the name of Martin. Before Martin was born, there were three other siblings…..Louise, born in 1808, Gotthold, born in 1811, and Immanuel, born in 1830. The fact that Immanuel was born 19 … More December 4th – A Seminary Holiday?
Today would have been the 206th birthday of Ottomar Fuerbringer. He was born June 30, 1810 in an area of Germany called Reuss. Ottomar’s chief claim to fame here in Perry County is the fact that he was one of the builders and also one of the first teachers of the Log Cabin College. He, … More Happy Birthday, Ottomar