First Burial

I wrote yesterday that I do not often use an early death as the starting point for a blog post.  Now I am about to write my second post in a row that starts that way.  What attracted me to an early death today is the likelihood that this death led to the first burial … More First Burial

Wise Man Schmidt

Although you do not find their names in the Bible, church tradition says that the names of the Wise Men were Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthasar.  Today, we tell the story of Balthasar.  Balthasar Schmidt, that is.  Today was date that Balthasar Schmidt married Friedericke Schade.  They were married on June 19, 1861 at Immanuel Lutheran … More Wise Man Schmidt

The Youngest of Joseph’s Good-Looking Women

A previous blog post is the starting point for today’s story. A photograph was the centerpiece of that post that can be found at the following link: Surrounded by Good-Looking Women That post included the photograph shown below which shows Joseph and Maria Weinhold along with their 8 daughters. The youngest of the Weinhold daughters … More The Youngest of Joseph’s Good-Looking Women

The Travels and Travails of Cornelia

Cornelia Bundenthal was born on October 10, 1909 in Atchison, Kansas.  You might immediately wonder how she would be connected to East Perry County.  Cornelia was the daughter of Rev. Theodore and Concordia (Weinhold) Bundenthal.  Concordia was one of the eight daughters of Joseph and Mary Weinhold of Wittenberg.  The story of the Weinhold’s daughters … More The Travels and Travails of Cornelia