Otto, An Ahrens Boy

He may not have been an errands boy, but this Ahrens boy certainly was involved in several types of occupations during his lifetime.  And although his life began in Perry County, Missouri, he lived in a few other locations over the years.  I will tell his tale today. Otto Gottfried Heinrich Ahrens was born on … More Otto, An Ahrens Boy

Schuessler Stogies

Sometimes I run across stories that send me down a whole lot of rabbit holes.  Today is one of those.  By the time I was done searching, and believe me, there are even more rabbit holes I could have gone down, I think I tied together some Perry County families that had a common characteristic.  … More Schuessler Stogies

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

Life on the Creek

Wayne Schuessler is the author of today’s blog post.  Wayne has contributed to our blog in the past, and his writing and research have been very well received.  He is an amazing researcher.  As is evidenced in this post, he has been to Germany to delve into his family’s history.  Wayne lives in St. Louis … More Life on the Creek