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

A Census Hall of Fame

Today’s article is the result of starting out looking for information on one story and ending up telling a different story.  It all started with the birthday of Friedrich Ferdinand Grosse on May 27, 1811.  Ferdinand was one of the original immigrants whose family decided to stay in St. Louis and not move to Perry … More A Census Hall of Fame