We begin today with the 160th birthday of Amos David Meyr. Amos’s bride would be Mary Mirly, thus bringing together two rather prolific surnames that have historically populated the northern parts of Cape Girardeau County and the Lutheran churches found there. We will begin with the birthday boy. Amos David Meyr was born on February … More Meyr and Mirly Mates
William Vogel would be celebrating a very special birthday if he was still alive today. Since he was born on December 5, 1845, he would need 175 candles for his birthday cake. In the German language the word, vogel means bird. William was the son of August and Katherine (Doering) Vogel and baptized at Concordia … More Bill Bird’s Bountiful Babies
We will begin today with a girl who was born on this day back in 1853. Her name was Ernestine Magdalena Doering. She went by the name Magdalena, so that is what I will use in this post. Magdalena was born on October 30, 1853, the daughter of George and Theresa (Schlimpert) Doering. She was … More Meyr or Meyer?
Back in May of this year, I wrote a post titled, A Meyr Multitude, in which the highlighted character was Gustav Meyr. In his case, he was Gustav Adolph Meyr, and it was pointed out that he and his descendants take up 6 pages in our German Family Tree. It was also discussed in that … More Hoehl to the Other Gustav Meyr
The entry for Gustav Adolph Meyr takes up six pages in our German Family Tree. If you find a relative of yours on one of those six pages, you are a descendant. I figure there must be plenty of such descendants from Gustav out there. I hope some of them will be reading this story. … More A Meyr Multitude
I decided to write a story today about a couple that got married on March 28th. I had gotten quite a way through researching this couple before I discovered that another couple not only got married on the same day, but at the same church. Then I took a look to see if I had … More Adolf’s Ladies
There was a time around here when the name, Adolf, was pretty common. Not anymore. World War II and Adolf Hitler put an end to that name in America. However, today’s main character was born before that time, and he is today’s birthday boy. His name was Adolf Meyr. Adolf Meyr was the son of … More Adolf the Blacksmith
Today’s post is intended to be mostly a display of old photographs. I have already written several posts that are connected to the Robert and Lillian Fiehler family, so I do not want to repeat what has already been on this blog. However, when I discovered that today was the anniversary of Joseph and Ida … More Born on Mom and Dad’s Anniversary
Alfred Benjamin Johannes Theiss was born on this day, December 4, 1887, so he would have been 132 years old if he was still alive. Back in October, I wrote a story about Alfred’s older brother, Paul Theiss, in a story titled, It’s Pronounced Tice – Rhymes with Mice. The history of these two brothers … More Courting Cordy by Horse-and-Buggy
I will tell the tale today of an East Perry County couple and their family. I would classify it as a fairly typical story for this blog. And like so many stories that I’ve told, there is a mystery that I cannot solve. In this story, that mystery will not show up until the very … More Who Is Elizabeth Hellwege?