Meyr and Mirly Mates

We begin today with the 160th birthday of Amos David Meyr. Amos’s bride would be Mary Mirly, thus bringing together two rather prolific surnames that have historically populated the northern parts of Cape Girardeau County and the Lutheran churches found there. We will begin with the birthday boy. Amos David Meyr was born on February … More Meyr and Mirly Mates

The Danz Instructors

A while back a post was written titled, Rudolph and His Danz¬†Partner. It told the story of Rudolph and Lena Reisenbichler. Lena’s maiden name was Danz, and thus the title. I figure if Lena was a “Danz partner”, then her parents would be her “Danz instructors”. Today, you will be told the story of Lena’s … More The Danz Instructors

The Other Christian Reisenbichler

In a previous blog post titled, Pocahontas Undertaker, the main character was Christian Reisenbichler. The “Pocahontas Undertaker” was Christian Ernst Reisenbichler, the son of Gottlieb and Anna Marie (Pilz) Reisenbichler who was born in 1874. Today, you will read the story of Christian E. Reisenbichler’s older cousin, Christian Johann Reisenbichler, who is today’s birthday boy. … More The Other Christian Reisenbichler

Ridge Braeuner’s

Herman Gottfried August Braeuner was born on February 7, 1872, making him today’s birthday boy. He would have been 149 years old today. I will attempt to tell his story in this post. Herman was the son of Herman and Caroline (Winter) Braeuner. We have this photo of Herman and Caroline. A post was written … More Ridge Braeuner’s