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

Cherokee Uprising

Sometime later this month, Earthbound Brewing will begin operating their business in the old stock house that used to be part of the Cherokee Brewery in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Cherokee Brewery began in 1867 under the leadership of Ferdinand Herold and George Loebs.  George Loebs has very distinct connections to East Perry County.  By … More Cherokee Uprising

So Close, Yet So Far

Today’s story is one that is personal for the Research Crew.  The couple shown above is connected to both the family of Warren Schmidt and the family of Gerard Fiehler.  On this day in 1868, the couple shown in the photo above was married.  George Loebs had recently become co-owner of a brewery in St. … More So Close, Yet So Far