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

A Troubling Topic

I find the story I will share with you today very difficult to write.  In fact, I had previously discovered some of the facts I will share in this post, but chose to not write the story at the time.  Today, I decided that despite being a topic that is troubling, the situations which are … More A Troubling Topic

Mousie

It is not often that I do a story that begins in the twentieth century.  That is mainly because I cannot get at many records for people that lived past 1940.  Today is an exception, mainly because today’s character is a member of my family, and I have enough information and photos to tell a … More Mousie

Butch’s Mom and Dad

Lebrecht Schmidt and Magdalena Froebel were married on January 21, 1883, so today would have been their 136th wedding anniversary.  These two were married in Frohna, but eventually, several in their family ended up in Altenburg.  I will attempt to tell the story of that family today. Lebrecht Schmidt was born on August 12, 1857 … More Butch’s Mom and Dad

Joe’s Wives

The selection of this story began with me finding what would have been a 100th anniversary celebration today.  I thought that should be worthy fodder for a story right there.  However, when I looked into this situation, I discovered that it was the third marriage for Joseph Schuessler of Frohna.  Therefore, you are going to … More Joe’s Wives