Adolf the Blacksmith

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

Another Martin Mueller

This has happened to me on several occasions.  After writing story about some East Perry County personality, a day or two later, I find another character who had the same name.   Yesterday, there was a Martin Mueller mentioned in the story.  He was the young man who married his step-sister, Elise Brandes.  Today, I ran … More Another Martin Mueller

Charles and Tillie

We will celebrate a wedding anniversary today.  Charles Fiehler and Clothilde “Tillie” Boehme were married at Trinity Lutheran Church on October 17, 1897.  Thus, today would have been their 121st anniversary. Clothilde was the daughter of two original immigrants that were part of the Gesellschaft.  Both of her parents arrived here as relatively young children.  … More Charles and Tillie