Wukasch and Wampner

Today would have been the 126th birthday of Theobald Wukasch.  His father, Matthias Wukasch, is pretty famous in East Perry County.  He and a colleague, Henry Welp, had a combined 101 years of teaching at Concordia Lutheran School in Frohna, Missouri.  Teacher Wukasch had a total of 10 children by way of two wives, Anna … More Wukasch and Wampner

Born at Sea

First of all, today I have a confession to make.  I have found it very difficult the past couple of days to come up with blog posts  There are several reasons for this.  One is that I simply have found it difficult to locate a story that excites me.  Also, teaching and museum responsibilities have … More Born at Sea

The $15 Wedding

Johann Christoph Friedrich Feig was born on this day, October 7, in 1821 in Germany.  While still in Germany, he married Christiane Aloe.  In 1850, Christoph brought his wife and infant daughter, Johanne, to America.  They arrived in New Orleans aboard the Queen on June 10, 1850.   Christoph’s family is already recorded in the … More The $15 Wedding