I will eventually get around to a girl who was born on March 29th, but first, I will discuss a boy that was born on our nation’s birthday, July 4, 1850. His name was Peter Wirth, Jr. As you can conclude, his father was also named Peter. His mother was Anna (Adler) Wirth. We have … More Wirth and ‘Witz
Diedrich Hadeler brought his family to America in 1868, and his descendants are still quite numerous in East Perry County to this day. The spelling of this surname has gone through a few changes over the years since that family arrived. First, let’s look at Diedrich’s baptism record from Lamstedt, Germany. He was born on … More Hadeler, Hadler, or Hatler?
The next set of stories is going to be written in two parts. The ultimate inspiration for writing these stories came from an afternoon road trip to the Bois Brule bottoms in Northeastern Perry County on August 8, 2020. My goal was to find the former location of Trinity Lutheran Church, Point Rest. Thanks to … More The Cornehlsen Chronicles: Part I
We will begin with a birthday today, but the story will meander through many marriages before all is said and done. I just hope I can keep it all straight. The birthday boy for today is John Hadler. He was born in Hanover, Germany on April 26, 1861, the son of Diedrich and Maria (Dammann) … More A Marriage Maze
You may want to read the blog post, Orphan Marries Orphan before reading this story. That post highlighted the life of Henry Voerster. I will tell the tale of Henry’s brother, George, today. These two brothers spent much of their early lives in Perry County, Missouri, but they both ended up in Arkansas. You might … More Off to Ulm
This story started very simply. Find a February 16th birthday and start looking for information that may be interesting to our readers. I found a girl by the name of Lydia Hadler who had that birthday, so I started looking. One of the first things I look for is photographs. Stories are always better with … More Tracking the Elusive Hadlers
Today’s post is another that was written by Fred Eggers. He contacted me yesterday after the story about the church in Point Rest and asked if he could write today’s post. He wanted to add some more information to yesterday’s story. I love it when Fred volunteers to help us out. He is a marvelous … More The Bottoms Church – Part II