Another Charles Rauh

Not long ago, Charles Rauh authored the book, One Furrow at a Time, a book that tells the tale of the 1839 Gesellschaft. It is what we might call a best-seller at our museum’s gift shop. He is a special friend of our historical society. Today, I will tell the tale of another Charles Rauh, … More Another Charles Rauh

Vogel (Bird) Migrations

Our location in East Perry County, Missouri places us in the position where we can observe numerous flocks of birds making their way north or south depending on what season of the year it is. We find ourselves right below what is called the Mississippi Flyway. Waterfowl follow the Mississippi River on their annual migrations. … More Vogel (Bird) Migrations

Blacksmith to Mechanic

I guess it makes sense.  A blacksmith was a person who worked with metal.  He often worked on pieces of equipment that were involved in transportation, such as wagons.  He worked with his hands.  So, when there was a transformation from horse and buggy days to automobiles and the internal combustion engines, workers were needed … More Blacksmith to Mechanic

What Happened to the Captain’s Grandchildren?

Nicholas Guth was a quite notable resident of Perryville at one time.  Let’s take a little time to look at his life.  He arrived in America sometime around 1851 and after his family first were found in Illinois, they soon made their way to Perryville.  In 1857, he married Henrietta Karling.  This couple would have … More What Happened to the Captain’s Grandchildren?

Ole’ Ben Hopfer

Benjamin Hopfer and Emma Vogel were married on this date 114 years ago.  Although Emma lived to the ripe, old age of 92, her husband, Ole’ Ben Hopfer, oulived her, making it into three-digit territory.  We will take a look at this couple today. Benjamin Hopfer was born on November 10, 1882, the son of … More Ole’ Ben Hopfer