In the German language, the names Jung and Young are, for all practical purposes, pronounced alike. Today, you will read about a member of a family who once used the name, Jung, and later became the more Americanized version, Young. Around these here parts, just about everyone knows what business you are talking about when … More Jung & Sons Funeral Home
I’m going to begin with a little mathematics today. Today is September 2nd, or as is shown with just numbers, 9/2. 9 x 2 = 18. Also, 9 “squared” is 81. So, for my crazy mathematical brain, 9/2/1881 carries with it a special mathematical significance. And 9/2/1881 is the birthday for one of the main … More Pocahontas Undertaker
Until I find out differently, I am declaring the Roth/Roth marriage that took place on May 19, 1859 to be the first Roth/Roth marriage involving a personality from East Perry County. I have already written about others, most notably the one involving two Roth/Roth marriages that took place at the same time in the same … More The First Roth/Roth Couple
I am going to attempt to tell the story about a woman who has definite roots in Perry County, Missouri, and a man that may have had his origins in the 1839 German immigration led by Rev. Martin Stephan. One thing we do know is that there was some movement by these two up and … More Up and Down
We start today’s story with the birthday of Margaretha Grosse on August 5, 1860 in Friedland, Missouri, also called The Ridge. She was the daughter of Carl and Emilie (Gebner) Weber and was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. When Margaretha was 22 years old, she married Gustav Gross of Frohna in 1883. Gustav … More Who Buried the Undertaker?
Benjamin Friedrich Haenichen, one of the original immigrants (only his name is spelled Haenigen in Zion on the Mississippi), married Friedericke Sophie Hoeschel (another one of the original immigrants) on July 17, 1842 in someone’s home in Altenburg. Both Friedrich and Sophie came to America alone. Here is their marriage record from the Trinity, Altenburg … More Undertaking a Furniture Business