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
The Wagner Hotel has already been the starting point for several posts on this blog. Today, will be yet another one. The Wagner family is just full of fascinating, if not notorious, stories. One of the two daughters in the Wagner family was Rosalie Wagner. Since there were only two girls in the family, it … More Funeral Follows Funeral
We have already written several posts about the Wagner Hotel and the Wagner family. Just What Went on at the Wagner Hotel? More Hotel History A Lonesome Tombstone Today, the saga continues. And there is likely to be another post after today. Today’s story starts by looking at the death certificate of Martin Louis Wagner, … More From Hotel to Hospital
We don’t have much of a blog today. The reason. Gerard Fiehler and I got sidetracked. We started by looking at some more Wagner info that we got thanks to our friend, Kathy Berkbigler, then found a Dr. Schulz, which led us to a Busch, and we ended looking at the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Corporation, including … More Sidetracked
Yesterday, Gerard Fiehler and I solved a mystery. Last week in a blog post, it was said that we did not know where two Wagner men were buried. Now we at least know where one of those two ended up. We were at the museum yesterday talking to one of our more seasoned docents, Caroline … More A Lonesome Tombstone
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
The starting point for today’s blog is the marriage between Joseph Wagner and Fredericka Estel. They were married on August 26th in 1896 in Altenburg. Once I started looking into these characters, it led me to the Wagner Hotel shown below. Joseph Wagner was son of Gustav and Theresa (Palisch) Wagner. Early on, Gustav was … More Just What Went on at the Wagner Hotel?