Marshal Penny

Robert Cullen Penny was born on this day. His birth and baptism record are not included in our German Family Tree. In the case of Robert Penny, we find his birth documented in a Penny Family Bible. His name is indicated by the white arrow in the image below. As you can see, Robert Cullen … More Marshal Penny

York Chapel Hoffman’s – With One “n”

I will eventually get around to including a character from our German Family Tree to today’s story.  In fact, that German Lutheran will be today’s birthday boy.   However, before I get to him, I want to tell the story of his wife’s family….the Hoffman’s.  I have told stories on this blog about Hoffmann’s in the … More York Chapel Hoffman’s – With One “n”

Easter Monk

I am taking a little bit of liberty with the German language today.  The name Oster could refer to “Easter”, and the name Muench could mean “monk”.  Today I tell the story of a marriage between an Oster and a Muench, and thus, the title, Easter Monk.  One thing that attracted me to this story … More Easter Monk

Blessed Brazeau Bicentennial: The Angels of East Perry County

We at the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society would like to proclaim our heartfelt congratulations to our friends at Brazeau Presbyterian Church on the occasion of their 200th anniversary.  Today, they celebrate with a series of special events including a worship service to thank God for blessing them for so many generations. The English and … More Blessed Brazeau Bicentennial: The Angels of East Perry County

Mrs. Daniel Boone

Is it possible that another connection between a Perry County native and a famous American has been found?  While I was looking for an August 6th event that took place in the German Family Tree, I ran across Edna Luella Gerhardt, who was born on that day in 1906.  The only thing that is found … More Mrs. Daniel Boone