Rev. Professor Schmidt

Today’s tale does not spend much time in Perry County, Missouri, but it has its beginning here. You will be viewing only one church record and two census records for the main character in today’s story that come from Missouri. This tale gives me the opportunity to discuss two themes that come out of the … More Rev. Professor Schmidt

An Engert/Seibel Duo

Our story today begins with the birthday of Maria Catherine Seibel, who was born on November 9, 1841. She was the daughter of Johann and Elizabeth (Theiss) Seibel and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church. Maria’s father was part of the New York Group that arrived in Perry County at about the same time as the … More An Engert/Seibel Duo

Schuessler Stogies

Sometimes I run across stories that send me down a whole lot of rabbit holes.  Today is one of those.  By the time I was done searching, and believe me, there are even more rabbit holes I could have gone down, I think I tied together some Perry County families that had a common characteristic.  … More Schuessler Stogies