Aunt Clara

My Aunt Clara Schilling would have been 116 years old today.  She was born on August 7, 1902 and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church.  She was the daughter of Henry and Bertha (Mueller) Loebs who had a farm in Wittenberg.  Bertha Mueller was my grandmother, only I come by way of second husband, Emanuel Schmidt.  … More Aunt Clara

Hardware Rudy’s

You may have done business with a company called Hardware Hank.  It’s a company based in Minnesota and is a co-op of hardware store owners similar to Ace Hardware, True Value, or Do It Best. In days gone by, you might have done business with a hardware store that very well could have been called … More Hardware Rudy’s

A Baby Flies

In 1925, a seven month old baby flew through the air.  No, she didn’t have wings.  She wasn’t in a plane.  She flew through the air because a tornado tore her away from her mother’s arms and she went flying.  Thankfully, this little child survived.  Today was the birthday of that baby’s mother. Julia Knoll … More A Baby Flies