Ude’s Food

Today’s post is a continuation of the one that was posted yesterday, so if you have not read that post, you might want to do that in order to better understand this one.  At the end of yesterday’s post, it was stated that Rev. Friedrich August Ude got married in Thayer County, Nebraska in 1886. … More Ude’s Food

The Buck Store

It seems like Dollar Stores are popping up everywhere across America.  Today I will tell the story of what quite possibly was the first “Dollar Store” to exist in Murphysboro, Illinois.  It was called Buck’s Grocery, and the couple involved in that store come right out of our German Family Tree. It all starts with … More The Buck Store

Gross Grocery

We have a birthday girl today.  Her name was Lydia Dreyer, and she was born on November 29, 1896.  She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Her parents were Heinrich and Emma (Hesse) Dreyer.  Emma Hesse was one of the members of the Hesse family that was discussed in a recent post written … More Gross Grocery

Not Such a Jolly Band

Yesterday’s story about the Jolley Boys Band was a pretty uplifting type of post.  Today’s is not.  However, there is something similar about yesterday’s blog and today’s.  In both cases, the story started with a photograph.  Yesterday, a photograph showing a bunch of young men in a band clowning around just had to be used.  … More Not Such a Jolly Band