Frentzel Fellas

Louise Brandes found her own Frentzel fella, and later spent much of her life living in a house with a bunch of Frentzel fellas….and a few Frentzel females.  Louise is today’s birthday girl….I think. Louise Brandes was born on February 3, 1865 and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri.  She was the daughter … More Frentzel Fellas

Bock Beer

Wikipedia describes bock beer as “a strong lager of German origin”.   Also, the word, bock, in German means he-goat or ram.  I will attempt to tell the story of several Bock’s today.  Eventually, I will tell at least part of the story of four generations of Bock’s, three of which carry the name Michael Bock.  … More Bock Beer

Piano Man

A rather interesting marriage took place on November 26, 1845 in Altenburg, Missouri.  The circumstances that make this story interesting are the ones that occurred before this wedding took place.  However, at this point, I will quickly mention that the wedding we will discuss today was the fourth wedding that took place in the new … More Piano Man

Hopfer-Kasten Wedding

A wedding occurred on this date in 1865 at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri.  This marriage united two very prolific Uniontown names, Hopfer and Kasten.  The groom was Gotthold Hopfer; the bride was Amalia Kasten.  There is a little debate about the date of this marriage.  Here is the Perry County record of this … More Hopfer-Kasten Wedding

Life on the Creek

Wayne Schuessler is the author of today’s blog post.  Wayne has contributed to our blog in the past, and his writing and research have been very well received.  He is an amazing researcher.  As is evidenced in this post, he has been to Germany to delve into his family’s history.  Wayne lives in St. Louis … More Life on the Creek