Kassel-Koenig Kinship

It was August 20, 1892.  The setting was Farrar, Missouri.  Frank and Erna Kassel were blessed with their third child, a boy by the name of Karl Heinrich Kassel.  He would go through life using the name Henry.  Henry was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar.  Here is his baptism record. Every once in … More Kassel-Koenig Kinship

Lumber Yard Matriarch

Meta Sylvia Lueders was born on this day, December 17th, in 1914.  Just a few years ago, she died at the age of 99 years.  Her life was certainly an interesting one.  She herself was the product of some very influential families in the village of Frohna, Missouri, and her own family would be included … More Lumber Yard Matriarch

Kids from a Kassel

Today’s birthday boy did not even have to wait for his baptism to be called a Christian.  That’s because his name was Christian Kassel.  He was born on September 29, 1861.  Christian was the son of Philip and Fredericka (Bueltman) Kassel.  Although I cannot find any documentation, I believe that Christian was born in Egypt … More Kids from a Kassel

Frohna Machine Shop

Today we say, “Happy Birthday” to Theodore Heinrich Kassel who was born on June 5th 128 years ago in 1889.  His most notable accomplishment in Perry County was as the owner and operator of the Frohna Machine Shop.  I wish I was at home to get some local input for this story because there are … More Frohna Machine Shop