Out of Africa

There are several reasons that I wanted to write this story today, one of them being that today’s birthday girl was not born in or near Perry County, Missouri. Not even close. She was born in South Africa. Quite often a birth or wedding in Perry County leads us to faraway places in these blog … More Out of Africa

The Hoeh Ride

The first thing I must do today is discuss the pronunciation of the surname Hoeh that you see in the title. Folks around here would pronounce this name as “hay”. We will be looking at the “ride” made by Carl Edward Hoeh as he made his journey through life. The homes he had throughout his … More The Hoeh Ride

Lochner-Loeber

The surnames, Lochner and Loeber, have found their place in several posts on this blog in the past.  Notably, a recent post told the story of a painting done by Rev. Friedrich Lochner on the occasion of the marriage of Theodore Ernst Buenger and Martha Loeber.  That post was titled, Stories in a Painting.  Today, … More Lochner-Loeber

Mama Lochner

Lately, my story ideas begin with a search for an event that took place on a certain day, and morph into a different story.  Today will be another of those.  We have a birthday boy by the name of Friedrich Wilhelm Schuricht, who was one of the original immigrants arriving in St. Louis in early … More Mama Lochner