Eldest Girl Elda

Elda Hemmann is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on December 17, 1890, the daughter of Benjamin and Emma (Sachman) Hemmann.  For many years, her father was a teacher in East Perry County.  He taught at the Lutheran school in Wittenberg from 1892-1902.  Then from 1903-1925, he was the teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in … More Eldest Girl Elda

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

Trek to the Territory

We will start with the birthday of Maria Holschen on The Ridge just north of Altenburg today, but that is not anywhere close to where this story ends.  Maria was the daughter of Friedrich and Franziske (Stadelmann) Holschen.  She was born on August 18, 1875, and she was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  … More Trek to the Territory