The Original Members of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society

Whenever the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society welcomes new members to its organization, the old book shown below is brought out so that they can add their names to the historical list of people who have been members of that organization over the years. If you open this book to the beginning, you will find … More The Original Members of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society

Kuehnert & Schmidt

If my cousin, Myrtle Kuehnert, could see the title of this post, it would certainly pique her interest.  However, she is not likely to have anything to do with a computer or the internet, so the likelihood of her seeing it is rather slim.  I know that Cousin Myrtle is moving past her 9th decade … More Kuehnert & Schmidt

Wife, Mother, Grandmother of the Noennig Clan

Today would have been the 155th birthday of Anna (Kuehnert) Noennig.  I have written a previous post about the Noennig family which included Anna.  It was titled, Apples and Appliances.  However, in that article, almost all the attention went to the men in the family.  Today, I hope to focus on Anna, the matriarch of … More Wife, Mother, Grandmother of the Noennig Clan

Gertie and Audie

Gertrude Emma Mathilde Bellmann was born on January 13, 1903, making her today’s birthday girl.  Her parents were Martin and Martha (Lohmann) Bellmann of Altenburg.  I do not have a photo of Martha, but I do have one of Martin. In fact, another post told Martin’s story.  It was titled, Pound the Hammer, Ring the … More Gertie and Audie

The Bold Immigrants

In the German language, the word kühn means “bold” or “daring”.  There were two surnames in the Gesellschaft that contained kühn, Kühn and Kühnert.  As time went by, many German names containing an umlaut had that umlaut eliminated and replaced by putting an “e” after the vowel with the umlaut.  So these two surnames became … More The Bold Immigrants