Meyr and Mirly Mates

We begin today with the 160th birthday of Amos David Meyr. Amos’s bride would be Mary Mirly, thus bringing together two rather prolific surnames that have historically populated the northern parts of Cape Girardeau County and the Lutheran churches found there. We will begin with the birthday boy. Amos David Meyr was born on February … More Meyr and Mirly Mates

Men Teachers

I am going to use today’s post to point out a big change that has taken place within the schools of America, including our Lutheran schools.  I will begin by using some common words often used to initiate stories.  “Once upon a time,…”  Once upon a time, America’s classrooms were full of men teachers.  In … More Men Teachers

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