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

Up and Down

I am going to attempt to tell the story about a woman who has definite roots in Perry County, Missouri, and a man that may have had his origins in the 1839 German immigration led by Rev. Martin Stephan.  One thing we do know is that there was some movement by these two up and … More Up and Down

Clara’s Car Guy

Carl Hugo Paffrath arrived in New York City in February of 1882 aboard the Vaderland.  We see his name on the passenger list shown below. Little did Carl know that his family would cross paths with a girl from Perry County roots.  It was that girl who is today’s birthday girl.  Her name was Clara … More Clara’s Car Guy

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

Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 2

Today, ur museum’s friend, Cal Eggers provides the second part to his blog post about two men from this area who made important contributions to the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Enjoy.     ============================================ The blogs of yesterday and today were inspired by the photo and article from the November-December 2018 issue of “The Lutheran Layman.” … More Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 2

Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 1

The next two days, we will be publishing two parts of a post written by one of our guest bloggers, Cal Eggers.  Cal is an outstanding researcher and has contributed to our blog in the past.  His blog posts for the next two days come at a very convenient time.  The next two days, our … More Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 1