Frank the Koeberl Guy

When I first moved to Perry County about 10 years ago, I looked at the surname, Koeberl, and wondered how to pronounce it.  I soon discovered that folks around here make it very simple.  They pronounce this name the same as they pronounce “cable”.  This is also one of those names that was once spelled … More Frank the Koeberl Guy

Adolf’s Ladies

I decided to write a story today about a couple that got married on March 28th.  I had gotten quite a way through researching this couple before I discovered that another couple not only got married on the same day, but at the same church.  Then I took a look to see if I had … More Adolf’s Ladies

Koeberl and Leimer

I am not in Altenburg right now and will not be there until later this coming week.  That makes a little difference in the way I write these posts.  I do not have access to the church records that we have at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum.  I will not be able to display … More Koeberl and Leimer

Adolph of Dresden

I live in the area that was originally named Dresden when the Gesellschaft arrived on the scene in Perry County in 1839.  Gerard Fiehler jokingly calls me the Mayor of Dresden.  That means nothing since there is no such place anymore.  However, there was a time when there was such a place.  The map below … More Adolph of Dresden

First Burial

I wrote yesterday that I do not often use an early death as the starting point for a blog post.  Now I am about to write my second post in a row that starts that way.  What attracted me to an early death today is the likelihood that this death led to the first burial … More First Burial

Engert the Egger

Adolph Gustav Engert got married on this date in 1894, making today his 124th wedding anniversary.  However, before we can go any farther, we must make sure that we have the right person.  Below, you will see baptism records for two Adolph Gustav Engert babies, and they were both baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in … More Engert the Egger

Lumber Yard Matriarch

Meta Sylvia Lueders was born on this day, December 17th, in 1914.  Just a few years ago, she died at the age of 99 years.  Her life was certainly an interesting one.  She herself was the product of some very influential families in the village of Frohna, Missouri, and her own family would be included … More Lumber Yard Matriarch