Yet Another “Cross the Creek” Wedding

Emma Caroline Weber would be celebrating her 130th birthday today.  She was born on July 28, 1890, the daughter of Herman and Wilhelmine (Hoffmann) Weber.  That makes her one the members of the “Ridge Webers”.  Emma was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Below is her baptism record in two images. A civil birth … More Yet Another “Cross the Creek” Wedding

Welcoming Non-Germans

The main characters in today’s story are not of the variety that are normally highlighted on this blog.  Because the history of East Perry County, Missouri is almost exclusively the history of a German Lutheran settlement in this area, almost all of the stories on the blog are about people of German origin.  Not so … More Welcoming Non-Germans

Mama Wunderlich

Today, you are going to read the story of an amazing woman who gave birth to 13 children.  Yet she came short of outdoing her own mother, who had 15 children.  That mother may have to be a story for another day, but today we will tell the tale of Julia Kasten who is also … More Mama Wunderlich