I asked some local experts for some advice for this post. I was wondering about a surname that shows up in today’s story. That name is spelled, Soehl. My question had to do with how that name is pronounced. It turns out that my local experts said that it all depends on who you ask. … More Sale or Soul?
Today’s post is a collaborative effort of Fred and Cal Eggers, two brothers who have both previously contributed posts for our blog. I know I am extremely grateful, not only for giving me a day off from writing a post myself, but also for the quality of research that is always exhibited when either of … More From the Farm to the Railroads, to the Store, and to the Courthouse
Ella became an Eggers. She and her husband, called Tom, would be part of what became known as Eggers and Company in Farrar, Missouri. I will attempt to tell their story today. Normally, I would prefer to allow our friend, Fred Eggers, tell this story that is so connected to his family, but I couldn’t … More Eggers & Company – Tom and Ella’s Story
The blog post today got started yesterday when I found that there was a Fred Eggers who was born on this day. I contacted our own Fred Eggers to see how he was related. By the time all was said and done, Fred Eggers decided to write this story about Fred Eggers. My thanks go … More The “Other” Uncle Fred Eggers
We enter the month of December today. We enter the season of Advent and approach Christmas. I think it is only right that today’s story leads us to a marriage in which both the father of the groom and the father of the bride were named Immanuel. However, it was the birth of the groom … More A Koenig-Lorenz Couple
A while back, I wrote a story that focused on a Lorenz family in Farrar that included several boys that played baseball. That post was titled, Building a Baseball Team. That story included the picture below which was said to have been taken around 1910. It was in that year (1910) and on this date … More Youngest Marries the Oldest
We are part of Cardinal Nation here in the East End of Perry County, and we are in the midst of the baseball season. This year, we grudgingly admit that we are suffering as we watch the St. Louis Cardinals struggle through their schedule. They are presently playing the Cincinnati Reds, and they lost another … More Building a Baseball Team