Today is a travel day for me, so I have to take an easy way out. However, Mary Dillon posted a few photos on Facebook that I would like to share with you today. I don’t think she would object. Mary is the author of two books, one on Wittenberg and one on Altenburg, that … More Return to “Uncle Bob’s River Job”
Charles Richard Nennert has contributed much to the preservation of Perry County history. Many of his photographs and stories are still available to us at our museum. C.R. was a Lutheran schoolteacher by trade, but when he retired, he returned to his roots, living in Perry County. He had a passion for making sure the … More Uncle Bob’s River Job
Lindy (Mueller) Roth, who regularly feeds me breakfast at the Old Bank Coffee Shop (We affectionately call it the Bankery), has provided me a photograph which is the centerpiece of today’s story. Lindy was born in California when her father was employed by the Alta-Dena Dairy, so this is yet another story about the Stueves … More Got California Milk? NO!
We have had a busy day here at our museum, with not much time to devote to a blog. So here is a quick story which brings a smile to my face. Gerard Fiehler was looking through some old files a few days ago and found this item: It shows the program for a play, … More That Crazy Smith Family
I know this is a great stretch, but I cannot resist a possible connection between historical people. In the Roman Catholic Church, there is a feast celebrated in some places called the Feast of Gertrude the Great which takes place on November 16th. Gertrude was a German nun who became notable for her spiritual writings … More Lillian the Great
Not long after the beginning of the 20th century, major changes were being made in transportation. Model A’s and Model T’s were rolling off the assembly lines in automobile factories in Michigan. Eventually such vehicles arrived in East Perry County. And like with other machines, there came the time when they would need someone to … More Altenburg Needs a Mechanic
On this date in 1969, Robert Fiehler died. However, it was not the Robert Fiehler who was a well-known resident of East Perry County and a huge supporter of the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum. That Robert Fiehler would also be well known for his son, Gerard Fiehler, who is one of the members of … More Not the One You May Be Thinking, But….