Herman’s Schuessler Dad and Burkhardt Step-Mom

I chose this story today because, like yesterday, it contains another example of a Schuessler marrying a Burkhardt.  I found the story because one of the Schuessler sons was born on this day.  Herman Schuessler is today’s birthday boy.  He was born on September 7, 1862.  We will get back to him later.  First, let’s … More Herman’s Schuessler Dad and Burkhardt Step-Mom

Old-Time Engineer

I have seen the term “engineer” given in the occupation column of several censuses from Perry County from back in the 1880’s and early 1900’s.  That term does not have the implication that one would have for the word “engineer” nowadays.  This definition can be found in a modern dictionary. “A person who designs, builds, … More Old-Time Engineer