Italian Glass

Many of the stories I write are about people who came to America in the 1800’s.  Many are about people of German descent.  Many are about people who lived their lives in Perry County, Missouri.  Today’s story is about none of those, although, as always, it does have Perry County connections. Sylvester Albano was born … More Italian Glass

An Unexpected Luigi

I did not expect to find a man by the name of Marconi among the names which are tied to Perry County.  When Louis Marconi arrived in America in 1923 from Trieste, Italy, the passenger list for the Martha Washington gave his name as Luigi.  He arrived in New York, but made his way to … More An Unexpected Luigi