Back in Kansas Again

Today, you may feel like Dorothy and Toto did at the end of the movie when they found themselves back in Kansas again. This is the third consecutive post that takes us from the Perry County area to the state of Kansas. Minna Petrina Engert is today’s birthday girl. She was born on February 5, … More Back in Kansas Again

Another Carl Walther

Two rather well-known surnames will form the married couple in today’s story. Both of the surnames are found in the “W” portion of our German Family Tree. Those two names are Weinhold and Walther. You will discover that a Walther man and a Weinhold woman married quite late in their lives and had no children. … More Another Carl Walther

An Epidemic Survivor

The summer of 1849 in St. Louis, Missouri, especially the month of July, bears a certain resemblance to the present-day coronavirus pandemic.  A previous post on this blog described what was happening during the Cholera Epidemic that devastated that city and especially the Lutheran church located there, Old Trinity Lutheran Church.  That post was titled, … More An Epidemic Survivor