Henry Becomes a Husker

Several posts have been published about Perry County people moving to Nebraska.  Some have been about those who settled in the western part of that state around Potter and Sydney.  Others, like the ones in this story, settled in the northeastern part of Nebraska in the area shown by the map below. However, we have … More Henry Becomes a Husker

Martha and Arthur

I do not have much time today, so this may be a short post.  I admit that it is intended to give you a sneak peek at the topic of tomorrow’s post, which will be the product of another new guest blogger. Martha Marie Stemmermann was born on October 20, 1884 in the Salem Township … More Martha and Arthur

The Ida Kennard Saga

Ida Magwitz was born on June 22, 1898 and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  This is an image of her baptism record. Ida was the daughter of Martin and Anna (Stelling) Magwitz.  This Magwitz family must have moved to the Farrar area not long after this baptism.  We find them in the Salem … More The Ida Kennard Saga