Gaebler the Grocer

One of the character traits of the German Lutherans who came to Perry County is their ability to take on new professions.  For example, many of the original immigrants came to America with other skill sets, but ended up being farmers here because that was what was needed.  However, there are other examples as well, … More Gaebler the Grocer

Cherokee Uprising

Sometime later this month, Earthbound Brewing will begin operating their business in the old stock house that used to be part of the Cherokee Brewery in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Cherokee Brewery began in 1867 under the leadership of Ferdinand Herold and George Loebs.  George Loebs has very distinct connections to East Perry County.  By … More Cherokee Uprising

A Multitude of Marias

In 1845, a Mueller married a Mueller.  Johann Christian Friedrich “Ziegel” Mueller married Justine Mueller.  Johann was living in Altenburg.  Justine had been living in Paitzdorf (later Uniontown).  After they were married, this couple was blessed with several children.  The first of these, Maria Wilhelmina Mueller, was born on December 19, 1846. All in all, … More A Multitude of Marias

Farmer Becomes Pastor after Marrying His Pastor’s Daughter

Right as the Civil War was coming to an end, a boy was being born in Altenburg by the name of Traugott Ernst Heinrich Schuessler.  He was born on this day, May 28th in 1864.  He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church on June 8th.  He may have been baptized by Rev. J.F. Koestering who … More Farmer Becomes Pastor after Marrying His Pastor’s Daughter

So Close, Yet So Far

Today’s story is one that is personal for the Research Crew.  The couple shown above is connected to both the family of Warren Schmidt and the family of Gerard Fiehler.  On this day in 1868, the couple shown in the photo above was married.  George Loebs had recently become co-owner of a brewery in St. … More So Close, Yet So Far