A baptism record in the books of Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna presents us with a bit of a puzzle. This record shows a boy by the name of Leo Herbert Wagner being born on October 3, 1897. He was the son of Samuel and Margarethe (Sommer) Wagner. I will display that record here. The … More When Was Herbert Born?
I confess. I was attracted to today’s story because of a personal reason. A birth took place on this day 170 years ago in Perry County. Maria Amalia Mueller was born on January 29, 1850. It just so happens that I was born on January 29, 1950. Yes, today is my birthday, and I will … More Birthdays of the Century
When a guy wants to get a haircut in Altenburg these days, about the only option he has is to walk into a “style shop” where a female is the “barber”. In my case, my wife cuts my hair. There was once a era when there was an unwritten rule that women would not enter … More The Barbershop – A Man Cave
I thought I may have run out of stories coming out of the Wagner Hotel in Altenburg, but not yet. I ran across this story in an article which appeared in the Southeast Missourian yesterday, written by Sharon Sanders. First, let me put a link to that story here: http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/fromthemorgue/entry/67299 A while back, we posted … More Surgeon from Wittenberg
Yesterday, our blog, Just What Went on at the Wagner Hotel?, told some stories about the Wagner Hotel which was once located in Altenburg, Missouri. Today, we will look at a few more stories involving that establishment. We mentioned yesterday that Gustave Wagner and his wife, Theresa, first ran the hotel. For a while, Gustave, … More More Hotel History