A Meier-Mahnken Match

Martha Katharine Mahnken is today’s birthday girl, being born on March 21, 1889. She would have to blow out 133 candles on her birthday cake if she was still alive today. Katharine was the daughter of Johann and Maria (Versemann) Mahnken, the 6th of 9 children in this family. She was baptized at Salem Lutheran … More A Meier-Mahnken Match

Carburetor Men

I will tell another story today about a man who was born and raised in Perry County, but upon becoming a young man, made the decision to move elsewhere to find a place to work and also found a wife in the process. Johann Heinrich (John Henry) Versemann was born on June 23, 1884, making … More Carburetor Men