Tombstone Trader

Today’s birthday boy is John Charles Boxdorfer, who was born on April 29, 1871. I have seen him called John C., J.C., and John Charles in documents. His gravestone calls him J. Charles. I choose to call him Charles, partly because I have already written a post about a John Boxdorfer. I think in his … More Tombstone Trader

The Maisel Quads

On this day in 1912, four babies were buried in the Point Rest Cemetery in Perry County, Missouri.  These four babies were born prematurely one day earlier on January 21, 1912.  As far as I can tell, this is the only set of quadruplets that are recorded in any of the church record books from … More The Maisel Quads