Meister Klempners

According to my understanding, there are several levels used when describing skill levels in certain occupations such as plumbers.  A person would start learning plumbing skills as an apprentice.  After gathering experience and learning certain skills, one could advance to the level of a journeyman plumber.  The top level is described as a master plumber, … More Meister Klempners

Gertie and Audie

Gertrude Emma Mathilde Bellmann was born on January 13, 1903, making her today’s birthday girl.  Her parents were Martin and Martha (Lohmann) Bellmann of Altenburg.  I do not have a photo of Martha, but I do have one of Martin. In fact, another post told Martin’s story.  It was titled, Pound the Hammer, Ring the … More Gertie and Audie

Mrs. Daniel Boone

Is it possible that another connection between a Perry County native and a famous American has been found?  While I was looking for an August 6th event that took place in the German Family Tree, I ran across Edna Luella Gerhardt, who was born on that day in 1906.  The only thing that is found … More Mrs. Daniel Boone

Klein from Klein

February 17, 1869 was the birthday of Rev. Henry Adam Klein. He was born in Klein, Texas (now called Spring, Texas).  The town of Klein was named after Adam Klein, Rev. Klein’s father.  Rev. Klein’s connection to East Perry County is the fact that he was the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wittenberg … More Klein from Klein