Blanken/Blanken Wedding

A girl’s birth took place on this day in East Perry County in 1889.  That birth had some rather unusual characteristics.  Then later that girl was married in Kansas.  That marriage also had some rather unusual characteristics.  I will attempt to tell that story today, even though it does contain some unanswered questions. The birthday … More Blanken/Blanken Wedding

Painter Pastor

I have seen some pieces of art which were produced by a man by the name of Rev. George Heinrich Hilmer over the years.  I have even included a few of them in posts on this blog.  Here are two of them. Both of these paintings were made for the centennial celebration of the Saxon … More Painter Pastor