Mollie and Her Man

Molly was born 160 years ago.  Her full name was Amalia Wilhelmine Theresia Landgraf, but it appears that she was called Mollie during her lifetime.  She was born on March 9, 1860, the daughter of Herman and Mathilda (Naeser) Landgraf.  Her baptism record can be found in the books of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg, … More Mollie and Her Man

Reisenbichler Roots

We have a Reisenbichler birthday that will enable me to go back in time to share some documents that show the arrival of a Reisenbichler family that settled in Shawnee Township in Cape Girardeau County.  As you can already tell, this is not the tale of a short surname.  This will be one of those … More Reisenbichler Roots

When Was Rosa Born?

I put today’s mystery question in today’s title.  Rosa Landgraf is today’s birthday girl….or is she?  One birth date we have for Rosa was August 21, 1885.  As we work our way through this story, we will find two other alternatives.  Rosa was the daughter of Bernhard and Mary (Litzelfelner) Landgraf.  She was baptized at … More When Was Rosa Born?

The 3M Company

Martha Marie Telle was born on June 30, 1870.  When she later married Gottfried Heinrich Mueller, she became Martha Marie Mueller.  Thus, the reason for the reference to 3M in the title.  Today’s story is about this Martha’s family.  I say “this” Martha because she is not the only Martha Telle who lived in the … More The 3M Company

Frohna Machine Shop

Today we say, “Happy Birthday” to Theodore Heinrich Kassel who was born on June 5th 128 years ago in 1889.  His most notable accomplishment in Perry County was as the owner and operator of the Frohna Machine Shop.  I wish I was at home to get some local input for this story because there are … More Frohna Machine Shop