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
Because of the title of this post, I decided to do an internet search on “fisherman struck by lightning” and found this link: NOAA study finds fishing tops U.S. lightning death activities It really does not have much to do with this post, but it is a reminder about lightning safety. However, lightning is part … More Fischer Man Struck by Lightning
I am going to attempt to tell a story unlike most of the stories I write on this blog. I am the first person to admit that I am not an expert on places in Germany where our ancestors lived or events that took place there before they voyaged to America. This story is certainly … More The Schubert Orphans