Today’s birthday girl begins her life in Germany, comes to America and settles for a while in Perry County, but ends up spending most of her life in Prairie City, Missouri. Before I get to the actual story, let me tell you that, if you want some great background information about how and why Perry … More One of the Bracher/Stueve Couples in Prairie City
Herman Leimer has just one record in our German Family Tree. That record indicates that he came to Perry County from Prairie City, Missouri to get married in 1881. Below is an image of Herman’s entry in our GFT. There are 7 pages of Leimer’s in our German Family Tree, but the above entry is … More Likely Leimer Link?
A baptism record is all we have in our local records for today’s main character. That is because it was not long after his birth and baptism that his family moved elsewhere. However, the place where his family settled is one that attracted several Perry County immigrants and natives. That place was in Bates County, … More Some Fleischer’s Flee
Last December, I posted a story about Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri celebrating their 150th anniversary. That story was titled, Prairie City Anniversary and Its Perry County Connection. In that story, I posted two maps of sections of Bates County, Missouri that highlighted names which originated in Perry County. One of them is … More Another Braeuner in Bates County
Back in October, when we were in the midst of preparations for our Immigration Conference, I ran across a story about Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri, celebrating their 150th anniversary as a congregation. Because of all the hubbub around here, I was unable to write a story on this blog about that anniversary. … More Prairie City Anniversary and Its Perry County Connection
Our blog post today was authored by Fred Eggers, one of the members of our Research Crew at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum. On January 13, 1912 Carl Christian Peter Bracher died in Bates County, Missouri and was buried at the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Prairie City. He had immigrated to the United … More An Early Out-Migration of Original Immigrants