If Benjamin Oswin Bock and Alma Brandes would be alive today, they would be celebrating 100 years of wedded bliss. These two were married at Grace Lutheran Church on October 12, 1919. I can just imagine some initials carved into an old oak tree somewhere in Union Township stating B.B.+A.B with a heart surrounding them. … More B.B. of Company B + A.B.
Rosa Versemann would have been 116 years old today. She was born in Farrar, Missouri on November 21, 1901 and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church. Rosa’s parents were Herman and Maria (Koenig) Versemann. We have been provided this photo of Rosa when she was relatively young. It is an example of a photo put on … More Farrar Transfer
Today’s story was inspired by a post that was placed on Facebook recently. That post was made by our friends at the Perry County Historical Society in Perryville. They posted a letter that was printed in the Perry County Republican on May 8, 1919 that was from Otto Gerler to his father in Altenburg. Before … More Life in a Hard Hat
As we remember our fallen soldiers on this Memorial Day, there is one we would like to highlight today. Theobald Lungwitz, a resident of East Perry County, lost his life during World War I. Theobald was the son of Herman and Mathilda (Meyr) Lungwitz of Altenburg. He was born on April 16, 1891 and baptized … More Theobald Almost Made It
Henry and Martha (Fischer) Palisch were blessed with a new son on October 12, 1891. They named this new boy Rudolph Martin Palisch. Because he never married, he has no descendants, but his story is a fascinating one. Rudolph’s father operated the Palisch General Store in Frohna, and by 1910, according to that year’s census, … More From Frohna to France – A WWI Wagoner
Not long after the beginning of the 20th century, major changes were being made in transportation. Model A’s and Model T’s were rolling off the assembly lines in automobile factories in Michigan. Eventually such vehicles arrived in East Perry County. And like with other machines, there came the time when they would need someone to … More Altenburg Needs a Mechanic