Carl Kistenmacher – Fireman and Grocer

Three Kistenmacher brothers showed up in the church records of Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri in the 1880’s. All three of these Kistenmacher brothers also showed up living in the Fountain Bluff Township of Jackson County, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River, around the turn of the 20th century. One of these brothers was … More Carl Kistenmacher – Fireman and Grocer

Ice Storm – 1930

  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