Dosey Bock

Today’s tale will be about a man who remained single all his life. If he was alive today, he would be celebrating his 133rd birthday. Theodosius Konrad Bock was born on July 18, 1889, the son of Benjamin and Sulamith (Hopfer) Bock. There were a dozen children born into this Bock family, and Theodosius was … More Dosey Bock

The Hopfer Store

Yesterday, the story was told of a couple made up of two people who were born, baptized, confirmed, married, and buried while members of the same church. I will tell another one of those stories today. It just takes place a a different congregation. This time, the setting for the entire post will be in … More The Hopfer Store

Hoeh Wagon Crash

The first thing I must tell you today is that the surname, Hoeh, is pronounced “Hay” around here. We will get around to his wagon crash later. Joseph William Hoeh was born on September 8, 1873, the son of Paul and Wilhelmine (Hemmann) Hoeh. He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri. Since … More Hoeh Wagon Crash