Julius Johannpeter (1875-1961)

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     Julius “Uncle Jules” Johannpeter was born in St. Charles, MO on March 5, 1875 to recent German immigrants Frederick William Johannpeter and Johanna Johannpeter nee Grieve.  “Uncle Jules” was seven years older than his sister Caroline Leah “Lee” Johannpeter, my great grandmother.      When Lee’s husband William Ellis died in 1917, Lee had the challenge of raising her two-year-old son Gilbert as

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“Punks” Johannpeter Flew the Mail With Lindbergh

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     One of the first times I ever heard my family talk about our history was in regards to my grandfather Gilbert Ellis’ cousin Julius William Henry “Punks” Johannpeter.  “Punks” Johannpeter was a pilot who flew the mail with Charles Lindbergh out of Lambert Field in St. Louis, MO.  Since Lindbergh’s famous flight across the Atlantic. the Missouri History Museum

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Goodbye to Aunt Mary Ann

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     I was recently notified that my Great Aunt Mary Ann Duchek nee Mosblech passed away on May 20, 2014.  She was the last surviving child of Eduard and Magdalena Mosblech.  Eduard and Magdalena married on August 28, 1907.  They would have fourteen children between 1908 and 1929.  Aunt Mary Ann was the eleventh child.      Aunt Mary Ann married

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