Another Charles Rauh

Not long ago, Charles Rauh authored the book, One Furrow at a Time, a book that tells the tale of the 1839 Gesellschaft. It is what we might call a best-seller at our museum’s gift shop. He is a special friend of our historical society. Today, I will tell the tale of another Charles Rauh, … More Another Charles Rauh

Great Great Great Granddaughter of Count Schmeuszer

Clara Thieret is today’s birthday girl. While looking into her story, I ran into a few interesting connections. One was that her grandmother’s surname was Lang. If you go another generation back, you find that her great great grandmother was Barbara Katherine Schmeuszer, who was the daughter of Count Schmeuszer. I found this paragraph in … More Great Great Great Granddaughter of Count Schmeuszer

George’s Girls

George Bingenheimer was born on March 31, 1861, so today would have been his 159th birthday.  We do not have a baptism record for George, but there are a few documents that say he was born in Cape Girardeau County.  For what it’s worth, bingen means “bang” and heimer means “home” according to Google Translate. … More George’s Girls

Wirth-while Merchandise

Today would have been the 130th birthday for Hugo Wirth, who was born on March 25, 1890.  He was the son of George and Pauline (Schade) Wirth.  Hugo was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg.  We are unable to see baptism records from that church because a fire destroyed them.  A later confirmation record … More Wirth-while Merchandise