A Carpenter’s Son

Jesus was a carpenter’s son.  He went on to carry out the mission of his Heavenly Father.  Although I begin with the birthday of a girl in Perry County today, I will use that event to kick off the story of one of her sons.  That son was also the son of a carpenter, and … More A Carpenter’s Son

Ace High

Today is the birthday of East Perry County’s most decorated World War II soldier, Captain Raymond Littge.  He was a fighter pilot who was credited with destroying 23.5 enemy planes.  He was born on October 18, 1923 in Altenburg, Missouri.  He was the son of Henry and Martha (Ahner) Littge.  Fairly recently, Raymond’s only sister, … More Ace High

The Dogs of War

Wilson Gerler was born on July 13, 1909.  His story is another one, like yesterday’s post, that includes dogs. For those of you that follow this blog and read it regularly, you may remember that in the history of East Perry County, there are two basic groups of Gerlers…..the Lake Gerlers and the Ridge Gerlers.  … More The Dogs of War