A Census Hall of Fame

Today’s article is the result of starting out looking for information on one story and ending up telling a different story.  It all started with the birthday of Friedrich Ferdinand Grosse on May 27, 1811.  Ferdinand was one of the original immigrants whose family decided to stay in St. Louis and not move to Perry … More A Census Hall of Fame

Weaver’s Wife

On this day, July 6th, Linna (Schubarth) Bergt died in 1849.  At that time, a major cholera epidemic was taking place in St. Louis.  That disease reared its ugly head in Perry County also, because the cause of Linna’s death in Frohna, Missouri, was cholera. Linna Schubarth came to America in 1839 aboard the Johann … More Weaver’s Wife