A Brand New Guy

The starting point for today’s post is the birthday of Louis Henry Edward Brand, who was born on August 15, 1889. The surname, Brand, has not previously shown up on this blog. Edward was the son of Friedrich and Lucie (Fritz) Brand. When I discovered that Edward’s family was living in the Randol Township of … More A Brand New Guy

Lehr on the Move

I have decided to give Warren the day off today. I have a story I have been working on for a few months that I have been inspired to write for multiple reasons. The focus of today’s post is Rev. Johann Wilhelm Lehr. Today is the 80th anniversary of his death. He was also a … More Lehr on the Move

Pastor Castor

Today would have been the 116th birthday of Henry Carmon Castor who was born on July 28, 1901.  His birthplace is not one that would be expected in a blog that focuses on Perry County, Missouri.  This boy was born in Concord, North Carolina which is located in Cabarrus County.  However, the area in which … More Pastor Castor

Mama Lochner

Lately, my story ideas begin with a search for an event that took place on a certain day, and morph into a different story.  Today will be another of those.  We have a birthday boy by the name of Friedrich Wilhelm Schuricht, who was one of the original immigrants arriving in St. Louis in early … More Mama Lochner

Klein from Klein

February 17, 1869 was the birthday of Rev. Henry Adam Klein. He was born in Klein, Texas (now called Spring, Texas).  The town of Klein was named after Adam Klein, Rev. Klein’s father.  Rev. Klein’s connection to East Perry County is the fact that he was the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wittenberg … More Klein from Klein