The title for today is what I would call a German mouthful. It contains two surnames, one of which is still a fairly common name in East Perry County. That surname is Preusser. The other surname quickly disappeared. The only records I could find for any Schlanstedt’s were for a mother and her daughter who … More Schlanstedt from Halberstadt-Preusser from Frauenprieβnitz
Probably about 90% of the stories I write on this blog start out with me knowing absolutely nothing about the person or persons that are the subjects of the stories. I piece together the stories by looking at any records I can find about them to come up with a story line for their lives. … More Another Grocer with Perry County Roots
When today’s birthday girl was born in St. Louis on February 5, 1851, her family probably had no idea about how her future would end up in East Perry County, Missouri. Bertha Dellit was the daughter of Andreas and Theresia (Preusser) Dellit, and Bertha was baptized at Old Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis. Her … More F.E. Goehring & Son Store
John Preusser was born on December 22, 1883 in Altenburg, Missouri. Although being born and raised in a small town, he spent most of his life in the big city of St. Louis. Today, I will attempt to tell you what I have found out about his life. John’s parents were August and Friedrike (Winter) … More Watch Your Step
We start today’s story with the birthday of Margaretha Grosse on August 5, 1860 in Friedland, Missouri, also called The Ridge. She was the daughter of Carl and Emilie (Gebner) Weber and was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. When Margaretha was 22 years old, she married Gustav Gross of Frohna in 1883. Gustav … More Who Buried the Undertaker?
Gottlob Grebing and Lucia Preusser were married on May 26, 1895 at Trinity Lutheran Church. We have a wedding photo of this Altenburg couple. Gottlob was the youngest child of Hartmann and Justina (Goethe) Grebing. Lucia was the youngest child of Friedrich and Juliane (Kuehn) Preusser. When this couple was married, Gottlob was employed as … More Saddle Shop Still Standing
In 1910, there must have been great excitement in the town of Altenburg when a new bank was opened. Prior to this time, local people had to travel to Wittenberg to do their banking. The building shown above was used as a bank from 1910 until 1950. Below is the bank building in Wittenberg. Vernon … More You Can Take It to the Bank