From the Morgue
Sharon Sanders

1858 Capitol View of Cape Girardeau

Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 12:00 AM


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  • I always love to see that picture of Cape - especially in color - and I'm glad we have it. I have a black and white copy.

    We live in the "Hanny-Stehr" house which was originally built and occupied by the Son of Hanny the brewer pictured above (Otto). It was built in 1893. It's across the street from oldest house on this block, built in 1851, and occupied by my great great grandfather Henry P. Brune and his daughter before the war.

    Cape's changed a lot and I'm not at all sure it's been for the better.

    -- Posted by Robert Polack on Tue, Jul 6, 2021, at 5:17 AM
    Response by Sharon Sanders, Librarian, Southeast Missourian:
    Otto Hanny married my first cousin, three times removed. Small world.