Martin and Grace

Way back in 2017, I wrote the story of Martin and Angelina Palisch. That post was titled, Enjoying a Red┬áSeal. Martin and Angelina were each born in Perry County, Missouri, but eventually migrated across the river to spend much of their lives in Jackson County, Illinois. They ended up in Murphysboro, where Martin worked for … More Martin and Grace

Gustav and Frieda

I am going to write a story about Gustav Wagner today. This is not the first time that I have written about a man named Gustav Wagner. Today’s Gustav was the grandson of the man I have written about before. That Gustav Wagner had married Theresa Palisch, and those two ran what was once called … More Gustav and Frieda

First to Last

Yesterday’s birthday girl, Martha Pfannkuchen, was born on October 3, 1879. Today, you will read about a baby boy who was born on the very next day, October 4, 1879. And, in fact, today’s birthday boy was baptized on the same day at the same church as Martha Pfannkuchen. Today’s birthday boy was the firstborn … More First to Last