The story I tell today comes from two entirely different directions. It begins in Jacob, Illinois, meanders through Perry County for a short time, and moves up to St. Louis. A spouse’s life begins in Tennesseee, makes its way to Vancouver, Washington, and that life, too, ends up in St. Louis where these two individuals … More Steamboat Mate’s Daughter to Submarine Chaser’s Wife
You will discover today that the life of Elizabeth Amalie Burroughs was a struggle from the beginning to the end. During her life, she could have been called an orphan (or an abandoned child), a foster child, a divorcee, a mother of two sets of twins, and a widow. There is also some indication that … More Lisette’s Labored Life
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
A while back we told the story of how some Burroughs children came to Perry County. The post was titled, An Orphan’,s Son, A Teacher’s Daughter Today happens to be the wedding anniversary of Peter Burroughs and Elizabeth Atkinson in 1816. They were married in Virginia. Peter had a son named Robert who had four … More Perry County Connection to Booker T. Washington? Really?
Today we find out what happens when an orphan’s son marries a teacher’s daughter. On September 13, 1892, Martin Ernst Burroughs was born. Martin was the son of Frank and Maria (Schmidt) Burroughs. Frank and his brothers and sister have an interesting story. If you are like me, you look at a name like Burroughs … More An Orphan’s Son, A Teacher’s Daughter
When I was much younger, there was a cartoon titled Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales. Today we have the tale of Tennessee Telle. Josephine Tennessee Telle was born in Uniontown, Missouri on July 11, 1869. The Telle family had arrived in America in 1849 and settled in Perry County. Ten days before her 29th birthday, … More Tennessee Telle and Her Tale