1909 – Not a Good Year for the Schuessler’s

I am going to revisit a story told several years ago. In that previous post, A Perry County Suburb in Oklahoma, the highlighted character was Walter Schuessler, who spent much of his life in Alva, Oklahoma. Today, I will delve further into the stories of Walter’s parents. For them, they had very short stories. I will … More 1909 – Not a Good Year for the Schuessler’s

Montana Barber

Frederick Peter Hoehn was born in Perry County, but he certainly did not spend much of his life here. Frederick, who is also called Fritz in our German Family Tree, is today’s birthday boy. He was born on January 11, 1874, making today his 148th birthday. Frederick was the son of Adam and Louise (Hoehn) … More Montana Barber

Winters on Route 66

One hundred thirty-five years ago, a set of twin boys was born in Altenburg, Missouri.  Their story, along with their mother and siblings, will take us on quite a trip, and also connect with another old post with an unexplained mystery. Ernst Rudolph and Johannes Friedrich Winter were born on July 2, 1885, the sons … More Winters on Route 66