Salomo and Schmidt

You will read another story that takes place in Frohna today. It involves a marriage that took place on this day back in 1875, making today the 146th anniversary of the two that were married. I thought that this couple might qualify as one of those in which both the bride and groom were born, … More Salomo and Schmidt

Deimund Bricks

Louisa Martha Guth is today’s birthday girl. She was the youngest of at least 7 children born into her family. She was born on April 5, 1875, the daughter of Nickolaus and Louise (Klinger) Guth. The last 4 children, beginning in 1869, were baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. Two of those children baptized … More Deimund Bricks

What Happened to the Captain’s Grandchildren?

Nicholas Guth was a quite notable resident of Perryville at one time.  Let’s take a little time to look at his life.  He arrived in America sometime around 1851 and after his family first were found in Illinois, they soon made their way to Perryville.  In 1857, he married Henrietta Karling.  This couple would have … More What Happened to the Captain’s Grandchildren?

No Longer an End

The first thing that attracted me to today’s story was a name.  The name was Emma Eva End.  Add to that the fact that Emma married an Emil, and you have a lot of E’s.  Emma and Emil were married on June 29, 1890.  Their story, as it turns out, has many interesting details. Emma … More No Longer an End