Hometown Doc

I rarely write a blog post that is the result of a request.  That is mainly because I do not get many requests.  I will attempt to satisfy a request today.  Contrary to most days, I do not have a special event for today’s main character that took place on today’s date.  I chose to … More Hometown Doc

Louisiana Lillie

Lillie Hopper.  I confess.  That name makes me think of a frog.  I also confess.  That name does not sound like an East Perry County name.  Even if you look at her middle names, I don’t think it would give you any more hints that Lillie was from our area.  She was Lillie Francisca Georgiana … More Louisiana Lillie

Gus Was A Storekeeper, But It Is Tillie’s Birthday Today

Written by Fred Eggers: =========== Yesterday I received a couple of Facebook messages from our regular blogger, Warren Schmidt, who is on vacation at an undisclosed location.  However, the photo that he posted reveals that he is at a beach or at a very big sand box somewhere. First, “GFT (German Family Tree) says August … More Gus Was A Storekeeper, But It Is Tillie’s Birthday Today

Forth and Back

Today’s story tells of a family that went back and forth between Perry County and St. Louis.  When I hear the term “back and forth”, I cannot but smile as I remember how our granddaughter, Kylie, once put on Grandma’s boots as shown in this photo. She than looked at my wife and said, “Grandma, … More Forth and Back

Fischer Follow-up

Yesterday’s story was about some Fischers and Palisches.  Today, I found two different Fischers who were born on July 11th.  One of them was the character mentioned in yesterday’s story, Friedrich Ferdinand Fischer.  He was born on July 11, 1832.  He was only six years old when he arrived in America aboard the Republik in … More Fischer Follow-up

Our Wittenberg

In a recent article published in the Washington Post, the following quote was made: “By official estimates, upward of 2 million tourists will descend on Wittenberg this year — and that could pose a problem.” Residents of East Perry County should relax after reading this after they realize that the Wittenberg mentioned here is not … More Our Wittenberg

Doc Leo from Longtown

On April 5, 1891, Ernst and Gertrude (Hacker) Obendorfer were blessed with another boy.  His name was Leo Michael Oberndorfer.  The records of Zion Lutheran Church in Longtown, Missouri indicate that Leo was born in Longtown but baptized at the Friedenberg church.  He was confirmed at Zion in 1904.  Zion began as a congregation in … More Doc Leo from Longtown