‘Zoldt and Holt

Herman Rudolph Petzoldt was born on March 24, 1879, making him today’s birthday boy. Herman was the son of Richard and Johanna (Lindner) Petzoldt, also making him a grandson of “The Face” Friedrich Florian Petzoldt. Herman was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. His baptism record is shown below. When Herman was just 1 … More ‘Zoldt and Holt

The Original Members of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society

Whenever the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society welcomes new members to its organization, the old book shown below is brought out so that they can add their names to the historical list of people who have been members of that organization over the years. If you open this book to the beginning, you will find … More The Original Members of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society

A Wachter/Holt Duo

When I researched this story, I intended to write it and publish it on January 5th, but unforeseen circumstances kept me for getting it done. The birthday girl for January 5th was Amalie Agnes Holt. She was born in 1878, the daughter of Joseph and Wilhelmina (Mueller) Holt. Agnes was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church … More A Wachter/Holt Duo

Flora and Her Baker

A flower child was born on this day not long before the turn of the 20th century. Her name was Flora (which is Latin for flower) Suzanne Drumtra, the youngest daughter of William and Susanna (Mueller) Drumtra. We have this photograph of Flora’s parents. Flora was born on December 4, 1893 and baptized at Trinity … More Flora and Her Baker

Martin and Meta

Martin Mueller and Meta Galnore were married on November 11, 1916, making today their 104th anniversary. The surname, Mueller, is found in many, many posts on this blog, but the surname, Galnore, according to a quick search, has only shown up in one previous post, and even that Galnore was not a significant character in … More Martin and Meta

Papa Julius

When I wrote yesterday’s post about Hugo Hemmann, whose wedding anniversary was November 2nd, I didn’t realize that his father, Julius Hemmann, had a November 3rd wedding anniversary. In fact, his father’s first wedding not only took place on this date, but he was married in 1870, making today his 150th wedding anniversary. I cannot … More Papa Julius