Carburetor Men

I will tell another story today about a man who was born and raised in Perry County, but upon becoming a young man, made the decision to move elsewhere to find a place to work and also found a wife in the process. Johann Heinrich (John Henry) Versemann was born on June 23, 1884, making … More Carburetor Men

Drifting Darnstaedt

A while back, I wrote a story about a Darnstaedt who did some moving around during his lifetime. That post was titled, Joseph and Anna – To Illinois and Back. After you read today’s tale, you may come to the conclusion that Joseph Darnstaedt had nothing on his son, Ernst, when it came to moving around … More Drifting Darnstaedt

Ridge Romance Repeat

It is a recurring theme. Neighbors on The Ridge end up getting married. Such stories have already appeared several times on this blog, and you are getting yet another one today. I discovered today’s story because of a birthday. Elizabeth Weber was born on September 29, 1862, the daughter of Charles and Emilie (Guebner) Weber. … More Ridge Romance Repeat

Yet Another “Cross the Creek” Wedding

Emma Caroline Weber would be celebrating her 130th birthday today.  She was born on July 28, 1890, the daughter of Herman and Wilhelmine (Hoffmann) Weber.  That makes her one the members of the “Ridge Webers”.  Emma was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Below is her baptism record in two images. A civil birth … More Yet Another “Cross the Creek” Wedding