Life in a Hard Hat

Today’s story was inspired by a post that was placed on Facebook recently.  That post was made by our friends at the Perry County Historical Society in Perryville.  They posted a letter that was printed in the Perry County Republican on May 8, 1919 that was from Otto Gerler to his father in Altenburg.  Before … More Life in a Hard Hat

The Jolley Boys

As I usually do, I did start today by finding an event that occurred on this date, but in the process, I ran across the following photo.  It shows the Jolley Boys Band of Pocahontas, Missouri.  To me, this picture was just irresistible.  I just had to do this story just so I could post … More The Jolley Boys

A Zschoch-ing Wedding

Rev. William Zschoche became a pastor in 1866 after graduating from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.  His first call was to a church in Paola, Kansas.  Not long after graduating, he married Emily Richter.  After serving there, he took his next call to Atchison, Kansas.  Finally, Rev. Zschoche’s last congregation was Concordia Lutheran Church in … More A Zschoch-ing Wedding

Dakota Hemmanns

Dena Dobberphul was born on June 25, 1887.  That is not a Perry County name, and you might wonder what connection Dena has to this place.  Well, in 1908, Dena married Martin Hemmann, and that certainly is a Perry County name.  Martin was a great grandson of J.G. Hemmann who we wrote about a few … More Dakota Hemmanns