Lor and Dor

I’m taking liberties with pronunciation today. The name Doering is pronounced “daring” around here, but I know that this surname is often pronounced as “door-ing”. As a beginning teacher, my first principal, Orlyn Schlie, had a wife named Dorothy. Those two were affectionately called “Or and Dor”. As I started looking at today’s marriage between … More Lor and Dor

Martin Hopfer D.D.S.

The life story I will tell today highlights a Hopfer.  Martin Hopfer was born on June 30, 1866.  He was the son of Gottfried and Catherine (Schaefer) Hopfer.  Yesterday’s character, Adolph Schaefer, would have called Martin’s mother, Aunt Catherine.  So Martin and Adolph would have been cousins.  Although I could find no direct connection in … More Martin Hopfer D.D.S.

Bertha’s Joe and Otto

One hundred thirty-three years ago, Bertha Vogel was born in New Wells, Missouri.  Her birthday was May 6, 1886.  She was the daughter of William and Emma Susanne (Hoehne) Vogel and baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells.  Below is her baptism record. On October 27, 1907, Bertha married Joseph Richter of Wittenberg, Missouri.  … More Bertha’s Joe and Otto