Frohna Fischers

Last year, on this date, I wrote a post titled, Unraveling the Palisch/Fischer Connections.  That post focused mostly on the marriage of Henry Palisch and Martha Fischer that took place on July 10th in 1887.  Today, I will focus on the other marriage that was just briefly mentioned in that article.  It was another marriage … More Frohna Fischers

Bruno’s Buggies

If Bruno and Hulda Schade [pronounced Shaw-dee] were still alive today, Bruno might be bringing his wife a cake that says, “Happy 135th Birthday” on it.  However, after reading today’s post, you might think that Bruno may also be saying to Hulda, “How about we get the old buggy out of the garage and go … More Bruno’s Buggies

Teacher Popp’s Pop

For twelve years, Trinity Lutheran School in Altenburg, Missouri had a teacher on their staff by the name of Richard Popp.  Like several other teachers around here over the years, Teacher Popp went off to get his teacher’s training and returned home to serve in Perry County.  Teacher Popp’s dad was born on this day, … More Teacher Popp’s Pop

The Perilous Journey of Some Early Lamstedt Immigrants

The author of today’s post is once again Fred Eggers.  He is an outstanding researcher and has written this story with connections to his own family.  It is a fascinating tale of a man’s survival during the calamity of a steamboat burning on the Mississippi River.  This account also contains information that is important in … More The Perilous Journey of Some Early Lamstedt Immigrants