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The birthday girl today is a Boehme.  I would describe her as a Farrar Boehme, as opposed to a Wittenberg Boehme.  Her name was Ottelea Helene Boehme and she was born on April 21, 1880 and was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  In 1902, at the age of 22, Ottelea married Herman … More More Ridge Gerlers

The Deadliest Tornado

Ninety-one years ago, on March 18, 1925, what became known as the Tri-State Tornado ripped through Perry County, Missouri.  It remains to this day as the deadliest tornado in U.S. history, killing 695 people and leaving an incredible path of destruction. There is an amazing account of the Tri-State tornado which can be found here. … More The Deadliest Tornado