Boehme’s in Frames

I took a different approach today.  Instead of looking for a story that corresponds with today’s date, I chose to highlight a donation that our museum recently received.  And yet, despite that approach, I still managed to find a trivial connection to today’s date. The donations we received are photographs from a Boehme family, so … More Boehme’s in Frames

Seelitz Sweethearts

A baby was born on this day in the Seelitz community in 1860.  This baby’s birth will enable me to tell the tale of several very interesting couples that managed to find each other during the early days of East Perry County history.  First of all, some of the details of this story have already … More Seelitz Sweethearts

Adolph and Anna

Today would mark the 130 anniversary of Adoph Joseph (A.J.) Doering and Anna Richter.  They were married on February 28, 1889 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Several factors contributed to my selection of this story today.  One was their special anniversary.  Another factor was the amount of photographs I located of that family and … More Adolph and Anna

Dartball Tourney Time

Plenty of Perry County projectiles are being launched in Frohna on Tuesday nights this February.  That is because the annual Lutheran Dartball Tournament is now taking place in the gymnasium of Concordia Lutheran Church.  It is a tournament which lasts for four week, and this year includes teams from 13 different local churches.  Around here, … More Dartball Tourney Time

Charles and Tillie

We will celebrate a wedding anniversary today.  Charles Fiehler and Clothilde “Tillie” Boehme were married at Trinity Lutheran Church on October 17, 1897.  Thus, today would have been their 121st anniversary. Clothilde was the daughter of two original immigrants that were part of the Gesellschaft.  Both of her parents arrived here as relatively young children.  … More Charles and Tillie

A Mourning Mother

I have another confession to make today.  My main goal in writing posts for this blog is to preserve the stories of people and places that are associated with the history of East Perry County and a few other surrounding areas.  However, I also have special interest in preserving stories that are connected to my … More A Mourning Mother