Stroh, Peggy Ann (nee Steward) passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022. She was born July 9, 1933.
Beloved wife of the late Gene E. Stroh; loving mother of Karen (Dan) Moenkhoff, Sandra (David) Lee, and Erich (Barbara) Stroh; sister of Warren C. (Darlene) Steward; dear grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin and friend.
Peggy was past Governor Mayflower Society of Missouri, past President Magna Charta Dames, active member of DAR, Sappington House Foundation and Scottish Rite Women’s Club.
Services: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:00 am followed by graveside services at St. Lucas UCC, 11735 Denny Road (63126). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Walker Scottish Rite Clinic, 650 Maryville University Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141 or to a charity of one’s choice.
John L. Ziegenhein & Son Funeral Homes, Peggy Stroh obituary, accessed 2 Aug 2022
“He was in a shipwreck. He was at Jamestown. He was on the Mayflower. And maybe, just maybe, he’s in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Stephen Hopkins was the only passenger on the Mayflower who had previously been to the Americas. Eleven years before the Mayflower landed in what is now Massachusetts, Hopkins sailed aboard the Sea Venture, a ship bound for Jamestown, VA that was blown off-course by a hurricane and wrecked in Bermuda. Among Hopkins’s fellow passengers on the Sea Venture was William Strachey, a poet and playwright whose account of the ill-fated voyage may have inspired Shakespeare’s The Tempest.”
We have new premiums for donations to our scholarship fund, a new 400th anniversary lapel pin and a 400th anniversary commemorative two-piece medal. See “Scholarship Fundraiser” page above. Some prints of the Mayflower from Past Missouri Governor Cedric Hustace are still available as premiums as well.
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Anyone who has been to our house learns quickly that we are bibliophiles but, being new to the Mayflower Society, I have a lot of catching up to do. So, when I had an opportunity to pick up an 1865 edition of Mourt’s Relation, I jumped on it. For those of you who don’t know what Mourt’s Relation is, imagine it as a diary of the first two years of the New Plymouth colony, mostly written by Mayflower passengers, William Bradford and Edward Winslow.
In his full history of New Plymouth colony, Bradford takes a broader view of time and events, but here we have descriptions in far more detail over a shorter period of time. I haven’t finished the account yet, having reached December 1620, but so far the explorers have disturbed native graves, ransacked caches of corn (with the promised to recompense), and attempted to find natives (without much luck). Sickness and death have come upon them. Francis Billington has caught the Mayflower on fire and Peregrine White has just been born. What I shouldn’t find surprising is just how inquisitive the colonists were about what they found as well as how they might earn money.
This particular printing was the first in a series of limited editions of the “Library of New-England History.” This particular book had notes by Henry Martyn Dexter and is faithfully reproduced with the same orthography, punctuation, and ornamental designs. What recommends it (and others in the series) is the extensive introduction and footnotes, which cross-reference other contemporary accounts. Also, what makes this most valuable are the maps – two huge foldout maps drawn just for this edition. The first shows the assumed explorations around Cape Cod. The second shows the settlement of New Plymouth with Duxbury to the north.
If you’ve not read Mourt’s Relation, I suggest you do. At the moment, I am reading without consulting the footnotes, which I’ll do the second time around. It is amazing that we have so much primary accounts available to us. We should take advantage of that.