Up and Down

I am going to attempt to tell the story about a woman who has definite roots in Perry County, Missouri, and a man that may have had his origins in the 1839 German immigration led by Rev. Martin Stephan.  One thing we do know is that there was some movement by these two up and … More Up and Down

Happy Birthday to the Old Lutherans in Paitzdorf!

Some may look at this date, February 2nd, as being Groundhog Day.  Well, forty-seven years before the first Groundhog Day was celebrated in 1887, another memorable event occurred here in Perry County, Missouri.  In 1840, February 2nd was a Sunday, and on that day, the very first official worship service was conducted for the congregation … More Happy Birthday to the Old Lutherans in Paitzdorf!

Where Was She Born?

Today’s account begins with a wedding which took place on this day in 1857.  The bride was Maria Anna Mueller, daughter of Gottfried Heinrich and Maria (Rothe) Mueller.  Her brother, Zacharias Mueller has been a character in several posts on this blog in the past.  The groom was Charles (Carl) Hoffmann.  His parents are unknown … More Where Was She Born?

A Prolific Father

On this day, June 23, in 1864, as the Civil War was getting close to its end, Johann Gottfried Hemmann died.  He was one of the most productive fathers in the history of Perry County, Missouri. Right before the immigration to America in 1838, Gottfried’s first wife, Maria (Bachmann) died.  This couple had had eight … More A Prolific Father