Mehner Merchants

Heinrich Carl Mehner was born on March 28, 1872, making today his 149th birthday. I will attempt to tell his story today. The Mehner family had arrived in this area in 1840, then not long after their arrival, Henry’s father was born in 1843. The Mehner family lived in a variety of townships in Perry … More Mehner Merchants

Merchant Marriage

Concordia Pauline Neubeck was born on this day 150 years ago.  She was the first child born into her family.  Her father was George Neubeck, whose story was told in the post, Dealer and Healer in Downtown Altenburg.  Her mother’s name is a little bit of a puzzle.  In her St. Louis marriage record, her … More Merchant Marriage

Give Me Livery or Give Me Life (Insurance)

John Arthur Vogel was born on August 18, 1883 in Pocahontas, Missouri.  That would make today his 136th birthday.  He was the son of Theodore and Emilie (Happel) Vogel.  He was sometimes called John on records, sometimes Arthur, and sometimes J.A.  I will use Arthur.  He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, … More Give Me Livery or Give Me Life (Insurance)