Gustav and Frieda

I am going to write a story about Gustav Wagner today. This is not the first time that I have written about a man named Gustav Wagner. Today’s Gustav was the grandson of the man I have written about before. That Gustav Wagner had married Theresa Palisch, and those two ran what was once called … More Gustav and Frieda

Escape to Eden

I really debated whether to tell today’s story.  There indeed are some events that I decide not to include in posts.  Suicides are a type of occurrence that I choose on occasion to leave out of stories.  There are no suicides in today’s story, but it does include circumstances that must have been hard for … More Escape to Eden

Italian Glass

Many of the stories I write are about people who came to America in the 1800’s.  Many are about people of German descent.  Many are about people who lived their lives in Perry County, Missouri.  Today’s story is about none of those, although, as always, it does have Perry County connections. Sylvester Albano was born … More Italian Glass