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

Lor and Dor

I’m taking liberties with pronunciation today. The name Doering is pronounced “daring” around here, but I know that this surname is often pronounced as “door-ing”. As a beginning teacher, my first principal, Orlyn Schlie, had a wife named Dorothy. Those two were affectionately called “Or and Dor”. As I started looking at today’s marriage between … More Lor and Dor

Kastenhuber Grandmother and Schimmelpfennig Mother

Emilie Marie Josephine Mirly was born on July 19, 1868.  Her mother’s maiden name was Schimmelpfennig, and her paternal grandmother’s maiden name was Kastenhuber.  Now those two names make up a mouthful of syllables.  Emilie’s parents were Joseph and Wilhelmine (Schimmelpfennig) Mirly.  She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri.  Below is … More Kastenhuber Grandmother and Schimmelpfennig Mother