Carl and Emma

Emma Lorenz is today’s birthday girl.  Because she was born on May 14, 1882, she would have been 137 years old today.  She was the daughter of John and Carolina (Mueller) Lorenz.  Her family descends from the Lorenz family that settled around Altenburg.  There is a whole different Lorenz family that settled in Farrar.  Emma … More Carl and Emma

From Shawnee to Shawnee; From California to California

Alma Winkler was born on this day, April 17th, in 1894.  I am not sure Alma ever set foot in the Perry County or North Cape Girardeau County area, but she does have a connection.  Alma was born in California.  That is California, Missouri, which is not far from Jefferson City, this state’s capital.  Alma’s … More From Shawnee to Shawnee; From California to California

Our Wittenberg

In a recent article published in the Washington Post, the following quote was made: “By official estimates, upward of 2 million tourists will descend on Wittenberg this year — and that could pose a problem.” Residents of East Perry County should relax after reading this after they realize that the Wittenberg mentioned here is not … More Our Wittenberg

Holschen’s Landing

April 6th was the birthday of Carl Heinrich Wichern in 1892.  His parents were Daniel and Maria (Leimbach) Wichern.  He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Here are photos of the parents. Daniel Wichern had purchased some property along the Mississippi River in the 1880’s.  The area where he purchased this land was … More Holschen’s Landing