The starting point for today’s story is a wedding that took place 105 years ago. Otto Weber married Ida Perr on May 24, 1915 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri. I am relieved because I will not have to type out surnames like Zwickelhuber or Haberfellner. I actually have fairly short names to … More Otto and Ida – Ridge Webers
The entry for Gustav Adolph Meyr takes up six pages in our German Family Tree. If you find a relative of yours on one of those six pages, you are a descendant. I figure there must be plenty of such descendants from Gustav out there. I hope some of them will be reading this story. … More A Meyr Multitude
If you took the letters, A,K,L,M, and R, would you be able to make up a surname that would be easily identifiable? Maybe you saw it today’s title, but I doubt that you could have predicted a spelling like Kraml. I did a search on Ancestry.com and found that the surname could only be found … More A Beautiful Kraml
Today I will start with the birthday of a girl in New Wells, Missouri. Her father was named Joseph, and she would later marry a Joseph. Here is that story with several side trips to other people. Bertha Perr was born on April 9, 1898. Just like Jesus, her parents were Mary and Joseph. Her … More Joseph’s Son-in-Law Joseph
I started this story by looking at a wedding anniversary for this date and ended by finding a high school soccer teammate of mine…..at least I think so. The couple getting married on April 28, 1946 was Marvin Poppitz and Anita Perr. They were united in wedlock at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg by Rev. … More Poppitz Pairs
Around here, there are a few people who refer to the east side of Altenburg……past the downtown area, past the church and museum……as Lower Altenburg. It is just fun to say that you are from L.A. I happen to live in L.A. It is a part of town that is not as often visited because … More Old Time L.A.