Another Teacher Popp

The blog post today was written by John Popp.  He tells the story of his mother.  Previously, John has shared a story about his father, Richard Popp, who was a teacher at Trinity, Altenburg for many years.  Today, you will read the story of the other teacher in John’s family.  I am so grateful for … More Another Teacher Popp

Which of the Original Immigrants Was the Last to Die? Part 2

In the process of making additions to our German Family Tree, our dedicated researcher and creator of that document, Lynn Degenhardt, has come across some information which leads us to consider the question again, “Which of the original immigrants was the last to die?” When I arrived in Perry County after I retired several years … More Which of the Original Immigrants Was the Last to Die? Part 2

An O-K Couple

Otto Oswald was born on June 26, 1865 in Chester, Illinois.  Anna Kaempfe was also born in Illinois.  When she was born in 1875, her family was living in Millstadt, Illinois.  However, when these two were married in 1893, their marriage took place in Frohna, Missouri because both of these families had moved to Perry … More An O-K Couple

California Wunder(lich)

For years and years, I have planted a variety of bell pepper in my garden called California Wonder.  It is a wonderful plant that produces large, sweet bell peppers.  One of the favorite meals made by my wife is stuffed green peppers.  California Wonder peppers are a chief ingredient for this wonderful dish.  Today’s story … More California Wunder(lich)

‘Tis the Season

The history of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg states that it was during the time when Rev. P. Roesener was their pastor that permission was given to have a Christmas tree placed inside the church sanctuary.  Pastor Roesener served the church here in Altenburg from 1889-1901, so it was sometime during that era that Christmas … More ‘Tis the Season

Rufus….Herr Schneider

Rufus Schneider was the teacher in Wittenberg, Missouri from 1906-1912.  During his tenure here, Rufus found himself a bride.  He married Concordia Lueders, another Wittenberg resident.  A mention was made in Birner Hotel – Wittenberg that Rufus was a boarder at the Birner Hotel in the 1910 census.  I will attempt to give you a … More Rufus….Herr Schneider