Ella’s Passengers

This post will be different. I usually begin a post with a birthday or wedding anniversary. This post begins with the arrival of a ship in New Orleans on November 7, 1853. That means today would mark the 170th anniversary of that event. I did begin by looking for events that took place on November … More Ella’s Passengers

Alvin and Alvine – Pocahontas Pfeiffer’s

I seem to be spending quite a bit of time telling stories about people from the Shawnee Township in northern Cape Girardeau County these days. There are 4 present-day Lutheran congregations in that township…Immanuel, New Wells, Trinity, Shawneetown, St. John’s Pocahontas, and Zion, Pocahontas. St. John’s and Immanuel were the earliest congregations, with Trinity and … More Alvin and Alvine – Pocahontas Pfeiffer’s

Eggers in Corvallis

The birthday boy for today is another person who spent his childhood in Perry County, Missouri, only to live most of his life elsewhere. In the story for today, we find that this man ends up not far from the Pacific Ocean. Paul Ernst Martin Eggers was born on May 24, 1894, so today would … More Eggers in Corvallis