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

Flora and Otto – A Koenig/Meyr Pair

In several previous posts, I have referred to a certain “neighborhood” found near New Wells, Missouri as the “Koenig-Koch-Haertling Neighborhood”. I derived that term from seeing so many census pages from the Shawnee Township that list families with those surnames in successive censuses. It’s like these families remained neighbors for many, many years. Today’s post … More Flora and Otto – A Koenig/Meyr Pair

Theodore Steffens – To Kansas and Back for a Bride

Theodore Immanuel Conrad Steffens was born on January 8, 1897, making today his 126th birthday. Theodore was the son of Henry and Martha (Hesse) Steffens. He was the last of 6 children in his family. Theodore was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar. We can take a look at an image of his baptism … More Theodore Steffens – To Kansas and Back for a Bride