Telle’s Deli

Sometimes I assume people will know how to pronounce Perry County names, and as a result, they do not understand some of my terrible plays on words.  Today, I want to make sure that people know that the name Telle rhymes with jelly.  That way, you understand the title. This weekend, the Lutheran Heritage Center … More Telle’s Deli

The 3M Company

Martha Marie Telle was born on June 30, 1870.  When she later married Gottfried Heinrich Mueller, she became Martha Marie Mueller.  Thus, the reason for the reference to 3M in the title.  Today’s story is about this Martha’s family.  I say “this” Martha because she is not the only Martha Telle who lived in the … More The 3M Company

Pastor Schaefer – Tennessee’s Spirit-maker’s Son

Not long after the beginning of the twentieth century, a future pastor was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri.  Heinrich Herman Schaefer was born on June 12, 1902.  His parents were Heinrich Carl and Josephine Tennessee (Telle) Schaefer who lived in the town of Old Appleton, just south of Uniontown.  Here are photos … More Pastor Schaefer – Tennessee’s Spirit-maker’s Son

Frohna Machine Shop

Today we say, “Happy Birthday” to Theodore Heinrich Kassel who was born on June 5th 128 years ago in 1889.  His most notable accomplishment in Perry County was as the owner and operator of the Frohna Machine Shop.  I wish I was at home to get some local input for this story because there are … More Frohna Machine Shop

Two Huge Families Unite

Today we are publishing our first article done by a guest blogger.  His name is Clayton Erdmann.  Clayton is the 5th grade teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in Olivette, Missouri.  He has several ancestral connections to Perry County and is also an avid genealogist.  We are honored to have him contribute to this blog. ==================== … More Two Huge Families Unite