Leo and Lena

We have a birthday boy today by the name of August Leo Saupe, who went by the name of Leo. He was born on June 29, 1863, the son of Julius and Justine (Dietze) Saupe. Today would have been Leo’s 158th birthday. He was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri. His baptism record … More Leo and Lena

Hilda and Hieronymus

The story for today does not include an unusual surname. Instead, it includes a rather rare first name to show up in our German Family Tree. That name appears in today’s title, Hieronymus. I did a search through the German Family Tree and found just 5 men whose name included Hieronymus, and the majority of … More Hilda and Hieronymus

Diamanda’s Dozen

Every once in a while, I have this thought that I am going to run out of stories to write for this blog.  That thought usually doesn’t last long because when the time comes to look for another story to write, there always seems to be one there just waiting to be told.  Our research … More Diamanda’s Dozen

That Thurm Throng

I never know what I am going to encounter when I travel to The Ridge to do a story.  Today’s account is no exception to that.  I find myself just shaking my head in disbelief.  In fact, today’s post will probably be just the first installment on what I discovered this time around.  It is … More That Thurm Throng