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St. James United Church of Christ [E&R]
Stony Hill, Missouri (New Haven area)
Rev. August Kuhn 1934 Confirmation Class


Photograph courtesy of Dennis Horstmann.
Identifications provided by Viola Langendoerfer, who is a resident in a nursing home at Hermann (2003).

L to R: Rev August Kuhn, ... Elmer Horstmann ... Louis Oberg.... Viola Langendoerfer ...Ervin Horstmann ...Hilda Bentz ...Orville Karstadt (spelling?) ..... Milford Birkmann FYI

(Elmer Horstmann is the father of Norbert Horstmann and Louis Oberg is the father of Norbert's wife, Dorine Oberg Horstmann. Ervin Horstmann is the father of Dennis Horstmann.)

Viola Langendoerfer recalled that she normally took the team of horses to go to church and the boys would ride on the wagon with her. Then one day, some of the boys hurried out and untied the horses, then jumped on the back of the wagon. Ervin Horstmann was supposed to sit next to her but he would not do it. She couldn't remember if Elmer or Louis sat by her, but she said that Ervin walked home. He wouldn't get on the wagon. When he got home, they asked him why he wasn't on the wagon. He told them that they just wanted to see who got home first.

This page was last updated Tuesday February 21, 2012 .

  Sue Blesi, Franklin County Coordinator, Missouri USGenWeb Project


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