An Austrian/Bavarian Pair in Saxon Frohna

Let me set the scene for today’s story. The Stephanite immigration that took place in 1839 included hundreds of people who came primarily from Saxony, Germany and settled in the the towns around Altenburg, Frohna, and Uniontown. Another group of immigrants, several of which arrived even before the Saxons, were from Bavaria, Germany, and many … More An Austrian/Bavarian Pair in Saxon Frohna

Frohna Feed Store

One of today’s main characters is the son of one of the proprietors of the Frohna Flour Mill. This son went on to be involved in the operation of the Frohna Feed Store. I have to wonder how these two businesses were related to each other. However, I am temporarily located near Chicago, Illinois and … More Frohna Feed Store

Meyr and Mirly Mates

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