Gustav Weinhold Rocks

On several previous occasions, I have referred to the two Weinhold clans from Perry County as the “Miller” Weinhold’s and the “Dirt” Weinhold’s”. The “Dirt” Weinhold’s were given that name because they were primarily farmers. Today, I will tell the story of a Dirt Weinhold, but this one looks like he didn’t just work in … More Gustav Weinhold Rocks

Out of Africa

There are several reasons that I wanted to write this story today, one of them being that today’s birthday girl was not born in or near Perry County, Missouri. Not even close. She was born in South Africa. Quite often a birth or wedding in Perry County leads us to faraway places in these blog … More Out of Africa

The Original Members of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society

Whenever the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society welcomes new members to its organization, the old book shown below is brought out so that they can add their names to the historical list of people who have been members of that organization over the years. If you open this book to the beginning, you will find … More The Original Members of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society

Where’s Gustav?

I am going to ask you to play a game today. I’m going to call it “Where’s Gustav?”, as opposed to “Where’s Waldo?”. I am going to display a photograph that was taken in 1917. It was a photograph taken on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Reformation. The photograph was taken in … More Where’s Gustav?