Frohna Feed Store

One of today’s main characters is the son of one of the proprietors of the Frohna Flour Mill. This son went on to be involved in the operation of the Frohna Feed Store. I have to wonder how these two businesses were related to each other. However, I am temporarily located near Chicago, Illinois and … More Frohna Feed Store

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

Coming Home to Die

Two previous stories published on this blog will be tied into the one I tell today. A few years ago, I wrote the story of an unmarried woman who spent her life taking care of other people’s children. That post was titled, Kinderm√§dchen Emilie. The main character of that tale was Emilie Weinhold. Then, earlier … More Coming Home to Die

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