John Hooss and Mary Magdalena Kiesler were married in Perryville 150 years ago. I will attempt to tell the tale of a prominent family in Perryville history. I will begin with documenting the early years of John Hooss. John Hooss was born on February 1, 1848, the son of Henry and Barbara (Fath) Hooss. His … More Hooss Celebrating Their 150th Anniversary?
There are times when I think that God gets involved in the process of my blog-writing. In this case, the story you are getting today was first intended to be written yesterday. I did a bunch of research on it before finding out that the birthday that inspired it was not December 15, but it … More The Lueders/Lehner Link
Instead of getting a January 11th story today, I will be writing about a second Longtown storekeeper who was born on January 10th. His name was Martin Moeckel. Martin was born exactly 7 years after yesterday’s birthday boy, Gottwerth Telle. Delving into this man’s story is probably going to lead to some other future stories, … More Longtown Shopkeepers – Part 2
Many folks from East Perry County remember Dixie Degenhardt cruising the roads of Altenburg in his pick-up truck. Dixie lived to almost 100 years old and died a few years back. Today would have been the 104th wedding anniversary of Dixie’s Uncle Paul and Aunt Sophia Degenhardt. We will start with Paul. He was the … More Dixie’s Uncle Paul & Aunt Sophia
August John Oberndorfer was born on March 15, 1880. March 15th has gone down in history as the Ides of March, the day on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. That tragedy was supposedly predicted by a soothsayer who proclaimed, “Beware the Ides of March.” It is now remembered as being an “ominous” … More Born and Died on Ides of March
Today would have been the 103rd anniversary of a pair who resided in the village of Frohna for much of their lives. The families of both the bride and the groom had their origins closer to the river, but these two would eventually join up as husband and wife in Frohna. The groom was Arthur … More Frohna’s Postmaster and His Poppitz
We hear plenty in the news these days about hackers. There are hackers in America. There are hackers in foreign countries. They make the news when they have succeeded in their hacking. Hackers are a relatively new phenomenon. The advent of hackers only occurred with the advent of computers and the internet. However, you may … More Longtown’s Hair Hacker