Mehner Merchants

Heinrich Carl Mehner was born on March 28, 1872, making today his 149th birthday. I will attempt to tell his story today. The Mehner family had arrived in this area in 1840, then not long after their arrival, Henry’s father was born in 1843. The Mehner family lived in a variety of townships in Perry … More Mehner Merchants

From the Farm to the Railroads, to the Store, and to the Courthouse

Today’s post is a collaborative effort of Fred and Cal Eggers, two brothers who have both previously contributed posts for our blog. I know I am extremely grateful, not only for giving me a day off from writing a post myself, but also for the quality of research that is always exhibited when either of … More From the Farm to the Railroads, to the Store, and to the Courthouse

Louisiana Lillie

Lillie Hopper.  I confess.  That name makes me think of a frog.  I also confess.  That name does not sound like an East Perry County name.  Even if you look at her middle names, I don’t think it would give you any more hints that Lillie was from our area.  She was Lillie Francisca Georgiana … More Louisiana Lillie