The Gospel of Luke tells the story of Zacharias (King James Version spelling of his name) and his wife, Elizabeth who had a son named John. We often refer to him as John the Baptist. In the case of John the Baptist, he was the only son of Zacharias and Elizabeth. Today, I will tell … More The Son of Zacharias
I admit there are times when I look for stories that have their beginning in East Perry County, Missouri, but end up taking us on a trip elsewhere. I found one of those today. The story begins with the birth of Sarah Schirmer on September 14, 1876. Sarah was the daughter of Christian and Hermine … More A Schirmer Goes to Sherman
Today would have been the 116th birthday of Henry Carmon Castor who was born on July 28, 1901. His birthplace is not one that would be expected in a blog that focuses on Perry County, Missouri. This boy was born in Concord, North Carolina which is located in Cabarrus County. However, the area in which … More Pastor Castor
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