Herman the Brewer

I will begin today with an admission that there is some dispute about the birthdate of today’s main character. Our German Family Tree states that Herman Ludwig was born on January 22, 1859. However, his later death certificate not only states that his birthday took place on January 21st, but it also says he was … More Herman the Brewer

Schaefers Help Preserve Oklahoma History

When Ferdinand Rudolph Schaefer was born on February 13, 1866, his parents would certainly not have predicted that their son and his future wife would be so instrumental in the preservation of Oklahoma history. Heinrich and Maria (Hopfer) Schaefer had their newborn baby baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  Here is the church record … More Schaefers Help Preserve Oklahoma History

Pastor Schaefer – Tennessee’s Spirit-maker’s Son

Not long after the beginning of the twentieth century, a future pastor was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri.  Heinrich Herman Schaefer was born on June 12, 1902.  His parents were Heinrich Carl and Josephine Tennessee (Telle) Schaefer who lived in the town of Old Appleton, just south of Uniontown.  Here are photos … More Pastor Schaefer – Tennessee’s Spirit-maker’s Son

Cool Schades

Today’s title is intended to mislead you.  To understand why, you must once again understand some more East Perry County pronunciation.  Although the name Schade looks like it ought to be a one syllable word that sounds like shades, it is not.  This name is pronounced with two syllables and is called Shaw-dee. However, today’s … More Cool Schades