Brunkhorst and Hornbostel – Another Cora Couple

A while back, I wrote a post titled, The Bunselmeyer-Bradley Cora┬áCouple. It told of a couple who spent some time living in the “populated place” called Cora, Illinois, which is located in the Degognia Township of Jackson County. I did a search on the internet to find out the current population of Cora. I failed. … More Brunkhorst and Hornbostel – Another Cora Couple

Husband and Wife Both Born in 1870 & Died in 1946

The birthday girl for today’s post was not born in Perry County. Emma Ziegler was born on April 4, 1870, so today would be her 153rd birthday. Emma was the daughter of Friedrich and Elizabeth (Helmig) Ziegler. She was born in Effingham County, Illinois. I think she was born near Altamont, Illinois, and if so, … More Husband and Wife Both Born in 1870 & Died in 1946