The Wiehe Pipe Organ

I am going to use a photograph as the centerpiece of today’s post.  I must admit this one made me chuckle.  The photo shows a South Dakota family’s children standing in a row with the caption, “S.D. Orgelpfeifen”.  Plus, it has a dog photo-bomber. Orgelpfeifen means “pipe organ” or “organ pipes”.  The children do look … More The Wiehe Pipe Organ

Dakota Hemmanns

Dena Dobberphul was born on June 25, 1887.  That is not a Perry County name, and you might wonder what connection Dena has to this place.  Well, in 1908, Dena married Martin Hemmann, and that certainly is a Perry County name.  Martin was a great grandson of J.G. Hemmann who we wrote about a few … More Dakota Hemmanns