Two days ago, I wrote a post about two Buenger siblings who shared the birthday of July 21st. Another sibling in that family had today as her birthday. In fact, not only is today her birthday, it’s her 200th birthday. Her name was Agnes Buenger. She was born on July 23, 1819 in Germany. Agnes … More Happy 200th Birthday, Agnes
I confess again today that I do not have much time to research and write my usual type of post. I am once again playing the role of Grandpa (In my case, I am called Grumps). This time, I have the additional task of puppy-sitting for a brand new addition to our family, Moxon, the … More Buenger Siblings Birthday Shared
I did a search on what the acronym, B/W, could mean. It had several possibilities. It could mean black and white, and I have referred to black and white wedding dresses in the past. It could mean “be with”. Or it could mean “between” or “better or worse”. I suppose all of these could somehow … More A B/W Wedding
I suppose if you had a lisp, today could be your pronunciation of “washer and dryer”, but it is an actual married couple involving people from East Perry County. I know when people do their laundry, they start with the washer, followed by the dryer, but I am going to start with the Dreyer today, … More Walther and Dreyer
If he was alive today, we would be celebrating the 127th birthday of Walther Theodosius Weinhold. Walther is shown on many documents as being named Walter, and my guess is that most people called him Walter during his lifetime. However, his given name was Walther. One may wonder if he was named after the famous … More Named After His Grandmother?
Today’s post was written by a new contributor to our blog. His name is Wayne Schuessler. He may be new to you, but he is a well-known person to us at the museum. Wayne is very familiar with the in’s and out’s of genealogical research. He is a great friend of our museum and our … More The Bowl Makers of Perry County
Mary and Joseph had a baby around Christmas time. But it’s not the one you may think. This one was a daughter, and her name was Martha. Her parents were Joseph and Mary (Bretscher) Weinhold of Wittenberg. Mary and Joseph not only had this daughter, but all eight of their children were girls. I have … More Mary and Joseph’s Daughter
It was a Sunday in St. Louis, not too far from where Busch Stadium would later be built. But in 1842, it wasn’t a sports stadium that had been built. It was a church. Old Trinity Lutheran Church had finally been able to finish the construction of their new sanctuary, and they were going to … More 12/04/1842 – What a Day!
Today’s post is another one written by a guest blogger. This one was written by Cal Eggers who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is the first article he has written for us, and I hope it will be followed up by many more. Cal got some help from his brother, Fred, one of our other … More When Emma Met Emmanuel (and Henry)
If Herman Walther was still alive, we would be wishing him a Happy 170th Birthday today. Herman was born on September 15, 1847 in Germany. As near as I can tell, he came to America with his family in 1851 at the age of four. He was the son of Gottlieb and Sophia (Matina) Walther. … More Merchant by the Mill