April 6, 1917

The U.S. entered World War I on this date.


Armistice Day 1918

November 11, 1918

Today in Missouri (and world) history is Armistice Day. World War I ended today. Missouri Life proudly salutes the service of our veterans across the country.


Engineer Coat of Arms Second Missouri Division

February 21, 1891

The Second Missouri Division, US Army was formed on this date. Their famous Taney County song, Houn’Dawg, told of a loyal and protective hound.


The Magic Chef Mansion was built by Charles Stockstrom, who came to St. Louis from Germany in 1880. He made a fortune in the Quick Meal Stove Company, later renamed Magic Chef. The company was the largest stove maker in the world at one time. The mansion was completed in 1908 and modeled after the Schloss castle in Germany. The mansion is open for tours. Photo by Michael Daft.

STATE-TISTICS: October 2019

Here's the quick scoop on Germans in Missouri, by the numbers. (Years are numbers, too!)


Our History Over There

100 years ago in April, Missourians and other Americans left home to fight in the First World War. Here are their stories.