Mama Wunderlich

Today, you are going to read the story of an amazing woman who gave birth to 13 children.  Yet she came short of outdoing her own mother, who had 15 children.  That mother may have to be a story for another day, but today we will tell the tale of Julia Kasten who is also … More Mama Wunderlich

Otto and Josephine

Otto Bodenschatz is our birthday boy today.  He was born on February 10, 1887, the son of Frederick and Rosalie (Mueller) Bodenschatz.  This Bodenschatz family originally lived in Altenburg but would later relocate in Shawnee Township in Cape Girardeau County.  Otto was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Here is his baptism record. Otto’s … More Otto and Josephine

The Hunt for Leo

Leo Wunderlich was born on January 12, 1888, so he would have been 132 years old today.  Leo was the son of Bernhard and Julia (Kasten) Wunderlich who lived in Shawnee Township of northern Cape Girardeau County when Leo was born.  Leo was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri.  Below is an … More The Hunt for Leo

Rudy’s Grandma

Anna Josephine Wunderlich was born on December 12, 1876, so today would have been her 142nd birthday.  She was the daughter of John and Josephine (Bendel) Wunderlich.  Anna was the youngest child in the family.  We have this photograph of Anna’s parents. Anna was baptized on Christmas Eve in 1876, which was a Sunday.  This … More Rudy’s Grandma

Theilig Trio Teaser

Today, I might just ask more questions than I answer.  I have found references to three different people with the surname Theilig in the early records of East Perry County.  One of them happens to be my great great grandmother, so this name always gets my attention when I see it.  The big question is … More Theilig Trio Teaser