A Band of Bands

This post will not be about a person, a family, or a place.  It will be about a photograph and an event.  The photo that will be discussed is this one. I am not sure who has the original photograph, but a copy of it can be found in Mary Dillon’s Wittenberg book.  By the … More A Band of Bands

Hardware Rudy’s

You may have done business with a company called Hardware Hank.  It’s a company based in Minnesota and is a co-op of hardware store owners similar to Ace Hardware, True Value, or Do It Best. In days gone by, you might have done business with a hardware store that very well could have been called … More Hardware Rudy’s

Frohna Machine Shop

Today we say, “Happy Birthday” to Theodore Heinrich Kassel who was born on June 5th 128 years ago in 1889.  His most notable accomplishment in Perry County was as the owner and operator of the Frohna Machine Shop.  I wish I was at home to get some local input for this story because there are … More Frohna Machine Shop

Doc Leo from Longtown

On April 5, 1891, Ernst and Gertrude (Hacker) Obendorfer were blessed with another boy.  His name was Leo Michael Oberndorfer.  The records of Zion Lutheran Church in Longtown, Missouri indicate that Leo was born in Longtown but baptized at the Friedenberg church.  He was confirmed at Zion in 1904.  Zion began as a congregation in … More Doc Leo from Longtown