Heinrich Carl Mehner was born on March 28, 1872, making today his 149th birthday. I will attempt to tell his story today. The Mehner family had arrived in this area in 1840, then not long after their arrival, Henry’s father was born in 1843. The Mehner family lived in a variety of townships in Perry … More Mehner Merchants
Not long ago, I wrote a post titled, Bergmann Boyfriend’s Bicentennial, in which the highlighted couple was made up of a Bergmann and a Fassold. You will read about another such couple that was united later in time. This time, the couple was made up of a Bergmann man and a Fassold woman. We will … More Another Bergmann/Fassold Couple
Diedrich Hadeler brought his family to America in 1868, and his descendants are still quite numerous in East Perry County to this day. The spelling of this surname has gone through a few changes over the years since that family arrived. First, let’s look at Diedrich’s baptism record from Lamstedt, Germany. He was born on … More Hadeler, Hadler, or Hatler?
Herman Leimer has just one record in our German Family Tree. That record indicates that he came to Perry County from Prairie City, Missouri to get married in 1881. Below is an image of Herman’s entry in our GFT. There are 7 pages of Leimer’s in our German Family Tree, but the above entry is … More Likely Leimer Link?
I have previously written stories about people with the surname, Sandler. I did a search on our website and found 8 different posts that referred to people with that name. Two similar names show up in today’s post…Sandlin and Saddler. I did a similar search on these two names. I found no results for the … More Son of Sandlin-Saddler Set
A baptism record is all we have in our local records for today’s main character. That is because it was not long after his birth and baptism that his family moved elsewhere. However, the place where his family settled is one that attracted several Perry County immigrants and natives. That place was in Bates County, … More Some Fleischer’s Flee
We begin today with the 160th birthday of Amos David Meyr. Amos’s bride would be Mary Mirly, thus bringing together two rather prolific surnames that have historically populated the northern parts of Cape Girardeau County and the Lutheran churches found there. We will begin with the birthday boy. Amos David Meyr was born on February … More Meyr and Mirly Mates
The story I tell today is one that involves a special birthday, and those often attract my attention. However, today’s character hardly shows up in our German Family Tree. I also was attracted to the surname, Bach, a famous German Lutheran name of musical fame. This will not be a story of a German Lutheran … More Theodore and Emily Bach
Frank married twice. His first marriage was the infamous $15 wedding that was described in the post with that title, The $15 Wedding. Then, his second marriage, the one involving Frank and Minnie, took place on this day, so that couple would be celebrating their wedding anniversary today if they were still alive. I urge … More Frank and Minnie
Alois Gottlieb Reisenbichler was born on the day after Christmas in 1869, so if he was still alive today, he would be celebrating his 151st birthday. This boy would be called Louis during his life. He was the son of Gottlieb and Anna (Putz) Reisenbichler. One interesting fact we find in this Reisenbichler family is … More Louis and Nettie