I am going to tell a story today that fits in with a recurring theme in the annals of East Perry County history. The theme is as follows: “Get married; leave town.” I have found quite a few of these types of stories especially among those who got married right about the time of World … More Newlyweds Off to Nebraska
Among all the records that we have from the church books of congregations in East Perry County, I think I may have located the Lutheran Cinderella. Her name was Bertha Schlichting, and her birthday would have been today. She was born on December 6, 1889 and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri. Bertha … More The Lutheran Cinderella?
We have yet another new guest blogger today. One of our own East Perry County citizens, Eunice Schlichting, is the author of today’s post. Eunice was raised in Wittenberg, Missouri. She later worked at the Putnam Musuem in Davenport, Iowa for 22 years. She fairly recently moved back home and is now the librarian at … More Praise God for Potter Parish
This post will be packed with “Farrar names”. The focus will be on Gotthilf Koenig, who was born on this day in 1898. So today would have been his 120th birthday. Gotthilf was the son of Benjamin and Anna (Brueckner) Koenig and was born on September 29, 1898. He was baptized and confirmed at Salem … More Koenig-Miesner — Gotthilf & Esther
Toenjes Martin Jacob Schlichting would have been 131 years old today. Almost all the documents I have seen indicate he went by the name Martin. He was born on September 25, 1887 and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Misssouri. His parents were John and Mary (Stueve) Schlichting. This is his baptism record. A … More Wittenberg Schlichtings
Any credit for today’s blog post should go to Gerard Fiehler, a vital member of our Research Crew. Gerard is not a writer and never wants any credit, but he is an important contributor to almost every post that is written on this blog. Yesterday, Gerard pointed out to me that our museum has … More Ice Storm – 1930