Huber and Hooss

A Huber/Hooss marriage took place in the bride’s home on All Saints Day 125 years ago in Perryville. I will be discussing the lives of the bride and groom, along with their connection to a few other individuals who were connected to this couple. Joseph Huber was born on May 16, 1867, the son of … More Huber and Hooss

Keepers of the Hotels

Right now, Perry County is gearing up for a very special event which will occur this August…..a total solar eclipse.  People from all over our country and all over the world will be visiting our area for this astronomical phenomenon.  These people will need places to stay.  It is my understanding that all the hotels … More Keepers of the Hotels

Name Changing

I was attracted to this story because of the name Gothard Pfennighausen.  As near as I can tell, this name means something like “penny house” in German.  He married Emma Hooss on June 9th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville in 1890.  Gotthard’s trail led to many different places…..and several changes in names.  Plus, there … More Name Changing

From Hotel to Hospital

We have already written several posts about the Wagner Hotel and the Wagner family. Just What Went on at the Wagner Hotel? More Hotel History A Lonesome Tombstone Today, the saga continues.  And there is likely to be another post after today. Today’s story starts by looking at the death certificate of Martin Louis Wagner, … More From Hotel to Hospital

More Hotel History

Yesterday, our blog, Just What Went on at the Wagner Hotel?, told some stories about the Wagner Hotel which was once located in Altenburg, Missouri.  Today, we will look at a few more stories involving that establishment. We mentioned yesterday that Gustave Wagner and his wife, Theresa, first ran the hotel.  For a while, Gustave, … More More Hotel History