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

Hemmann, the Kansan

Today’s birthday boy is Paul Hemmann, who was born on August 24, 1880. Paul’s story will lead us to several different locations. You will discover that Paul did get married, but not until he was over 40 years of age, and he had no children. So, this is a branch of the Hemmann family that … More Hemmann, the Kansan