Otto, An Ahrens Boy

He may not have been an errands boy, but this Ahrens boy certainly was involved in several types of occupations during his lifetime.  And although his life began in Perry County, Missouri, he lived in a few other locations over the years.  I will tell his tale today. Otto Gottfried Heinrich Ahrens was born on … More Otto, An Ahrens Boy

Selfsame Seibels

Martin Seible married Clara Arbeiter on May 1, 1921 at Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois.  Otto Seibel married Bertha Ziegler on May 20, 1922 in Murphysboro, Illinois.  What makes these two marriages special is the fact that Martin and Otto Seibel were identical twins. Martin and Otto were born on November 3, 1897 in … More Selfsame Seibels

Perry County Connection to Booker T. Washington? Really?

A while back we told the story of how some Burroughs children came to Perry County.  The post was titled, An Orphan’,s Son, A Teacher’s Daughter Today happens to be the wedding anniversary of Peter Burroughs and Elizabeth Atkinson in 1816.  They were married in Virginia. Peter had a son named Robert who had four … More Perry County Connection to Booker T. Washington? Really?