The Ida Kennard Saga

Ida Magwitz was born on June 22, 1898 and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  This is an image of her baptism record. Ida was the daughter of Martin and Anna (Stelling) Magwitz.  This Magwitz family must have moved to the Farrar area not long after this baptism.  We find them in the Salem … More The Ida Kennard Saga

New York City‽‽‽

Fred Eggers is the author of today’s story.  Fred has published several posts on our blog, and they are always well-received.  Today’s story comes while we are in the midst of a baseball season.  East Perry County is an area which is part of a larger region sometimes referred to as Cardinal Nation.  With the … More New York City‽‽‽

Farrar Fastballs

September 29, 1935 was the day that Hilda Detjen married Walter Luehrs at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  This marriage drew my attention because when I attended Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska, there were two young men attending there from Perry County, one of them named Gerald Luehrs, and the other named Dean … More Farrar Fastballs

A Nebraska Builder

Today’s story is one involving people who are more contemporary than those we usually cover.  Normally, we tell stories that describe folks who lived way back in the 1800’s.  Today’s story goes well into the 1900’s.  This story attracted my attention for three reasons.  First, the story refers to characters living in Seward, Nebraska, where … More A Nebraska Builder