An Ochs Tree

As near as I can tell, there were two Ochs brothers who arrived in America in 1839 and settled in Perry County. One was Johann Michael Ochs, and the other was Johann Conrad Ochs. Today’s story will center around Johann Conrad Ochs, but the one I will write about is not Johann Michael’s brother. It … More An Ochs Tree

Valentines Day Story: Flowers, Jewelry, and Her Mountain Man

I looked for a Valentines Day story.  I looked for a story that had some of the typical Valentine themes: hearts, flowers, cards, chocolate, jewelry, etc.  I think I found one.  If you read this blog regularly, you already know that I sometimes really have to stretch the meanings of people’s names to come up … More Valentines Day Story: Flowers, Jewelry, and Her Mountain Man

Walter and Wilma

Walter Dickmann was born on July 5, 1891, so that makes him today’s birthday boy.  Walter was the son of William and Augusta (Schalk) Dickmann.  Although we do not have any church records for his baptism, several documents indicate that he was born in Arnsburg, Missouri, which is located in the northern part of Cape … More Walter and Wilma