Pocahontas Blacksmith

Today would be August Johann Kutscher’s 125th birthday. He was born on March 24, 1897, the son of Martin and Diamanda (Leine) Kutscher. A previous post, Diamanda’s Dozen, told the story of August’s parents. August was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, but since I am away from Altenburg today, I am not … More Pocahontas Blacksmith

The Vogels Arrive

Karl Adolph Vogel was born on September 5, 1888 in Frohna, Missouri.  Today, I will use his birthday as a springboard for going backwards to discover how his name managed to get into our German Family Tree. The name Vogel has been around Perry County for a long time, and the number of Vogels in … More The Vogels Arrive