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

Cheyenne Schubarths

Friedrich Christian Schubarth arrived in America not long after the Gesellschaft arrived on the scene.  We see him on a passenger list in New York aboard a ship named Perry arriving on September 2, 1840. His occupation is listed as a butcher.  Sometime before 1850, he married Johanne Rosine Schuricht.  Rosine was a daughter of … More Cheyenne Schubarths

Junior’s Grandpa

One of our museum’s most faithful out-of-town visitors is affectionately called “Junior” by his friends and family.  His given name is Walter Doering, and since his father also carried the same name, that makes him “Junior”.  Note:  Around here this name is pronounced “Daring”. Today’s story is about Junior’s grandpa, whose name was Wilhelm Gustave … More Junior’s Grandpa

Pastor Castor

Today would have been the 116th birthday of Henry Carmon Castor who was born on July 28, 1901.  His birthplace is not one that would be expected in a blog that focuses on Perry County, Missouri.  This boy was born in Concord, North Carolina which is located in Cabarrus County.  However, the area in which … More Pastor Castor