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Gore was a breath of FRESH air as a kid, This home is where my Family Genalogy started in 1868. GGGrandfather Oetting, released the slaves, who remained to help run the farm and as time passed so did they, starting families and there own farms, but always there to help him. There is alot of history behind this old home, Which you could feal it in the Air as I do and did in 2007.
posted Oct 3 2008 4:42PM - Connie Madden Raborn, Kentwood, Louisiana

Gore would have been a breath of fresh air instead of GW.
posted Oct 3 2008 7:21PM - Anonymous

Thank You for the info., Connie. Too bad someone had to e-mail in some of their hateful political bull. Get a life.
posted Oct 3 2008 7:31PM - Anonymous

Agreed. Ray, none of this has to do with the Katy Trail. Delete thread seems apropriate.
posted Oct 3 2008 8:22PM - Doug, Bluffton

connie, where abouts is gore?? thanx
posted Oct 4 2008 9:07AM - fc

Just a couple miles west of Bernheimer. East of Case.
posted Oct 4 2008 3:41PM - Doug, Bluffton

Connie, I wish I would have known that historical anecdote before my trip through there this past summer! Learning historical tidbits from locals and the like make for even more enjoyable trips...
posted Oct 5 2008 4:20PM - Randy, Edwardsville, IL

The Quinn family purchased the historical town of Gore, Missouri December 1, 2008. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. We are trying to restore the town to origional. If you have any information on the grave that sits on the property bearing the name of a 3 and 1/2 year old boy by the name of Christopher Benjerman I would like to know. Christophers mothers name was Caroline and his fathers name was Henry. We love this town as we also have family who were from neighboring areas.

Most Respectfully,

Me Quinn
posted Dec 16 2008 4:50PM - The Quinn Family, Gore, Missouri

Our farm is about a mile from Gore. I used to go to Gore as a kid. Im at our farm when the weather is warm and would like to stop by
and visit with you all. Regards, Gordon Sieckmann
posted Jan 20 2009 7:30PM - Gordon Sieckmann, Gore

Me Quinn, would love to get in touch with you please e-mail me. I'm doing our family history of Gore could give grave info. You busted my bubble, I was checking into buying the home back into the family. Would love to help with anything you might need to know. I love that old place. Connie
posted Mar 5 2009 7:24AM - Connie Madden Raborn, Louisiana

To: Me Quinn
I grew up in St. Louis and my dad had cousins in the Gore area. Their names were Ace and Francis Cullom. We also had kin named Nadine. I do not have her kast name. They were all decendants of Pauline Kimmick, one of a family of German immigrants who cane to the US in the 1850's. I remember the general store/Post Office and the old hand pumps for gasoline. How is the town doing...I thought it was lost years ago.

Jiom McMillen
posted Sep 1 2009 1:41PM - jim mcmillen, St. Louis, MO

hi where was the grave site at? i ran across gore town a year ago n it was beautiful is it ok to look around the town.
posted Feb 19 2011 3:43AM - Anonymous

can we set a time n day to come see the town?
posted Feb 19 2011 3:54AM - Anonymous

Noticed the Oetting house in Gore was listed for sale 3/3/11. My grandparents Ed & Pauline Reinhardt owned the store, post office, gas pumps and lived above the store. My parents Emmet & Amelia Reinhardt built the house on the hill above Gore which is now Lost Creek Winery to open in May 20ll. It was a beautiful place to grow up. My heart still belongs in GORE.
Kathy Reinhardt Bacigalupo, Osage Beach, MO
posted Mar 31 2011 11:17PM - Kathy Reinhardt Bacigalupo, Gore Missouri

Kathy know just how you feel, my fondest memories was of Gore and my family that lived there. We are trying to find out about the sale, do you have any pictures of store and etc.
posted Apr 17 2011 9:40PM - Connie Madden Raborn

What happened to the Quinn family? Anybody have any more information on Gore and what was there?
posted Jun 1 2011 4:07PM - Anonymous

I grew up about a mile north of Gore. My parents were Ace and Frances Cullom. I walked
to Gore almost daily for the mail. My aunt and
uncle lived there and three cousins. Darrell
Reinhardt still lives in the neighborhood.
posted Nov 26 2011 4:56PM - Betty Cullom Harrison, Overland Park, Kansas

My husband and I purchased Gore in August of 2011. Sounds funny to say that we bought a town, but I guess we did. We are restoring the house first and then will work on the other buildings. We found some old receipts and orders from as far back as 1896 in the attic of the mercantile. Our plan is to give some items to the Katy Trail State Park so they can create an information board. If anyone has any pictures of the town I would love to make a copies to give to them as well. We have been working on the house since about October and are making progress. All the systems and part of the roof had to be replaced, so from the outside it does not look like we are doing much but it is coming together. Please call us we would love to learn more about the history. Heather Jacus 314-724-4238
posted May 29 2012 8:48AM - Heather and David Jacus

Just wondered if there is still being work done in Gore. We'd be interested to hear more updates.
posted Apr 26 2013 2:21PM - kkw, Mediapolis IA

I remember going to visit the fretted Oscar and Otto oetting many times as a teenager, when Charles and dorathy oetting would come from Tucson az to visit in the 70,s . Was so sad when I heard that someone came in and stole most of the stuff out of their home when the last one passed away.. When they owned the town they had just closed the doors to the stores and every thing was just like it was so long ago. I gave many pictures of the place. It was part of the family for many years.
posted Apr 23 2016 4:41AM - Rebecca lyon, Columbia mo

A group of us are writing a history of Gore and its surroundings. If anyone wants to send our group text, photos, etc please email me. We will credit you. Love to have pics of blacksmith shop. Trying to locate Alan David, whose Grandfather owned the blacksmith shop.
Gordon, Roxie, Darrell, Betty, Josie, Linda, Gottlieb and more
Rebecca...any pictures left?
Regards, Gordon

posted Jul 1 2016 12:04PM - Gordon Sieckmann, Freeport, FL

My Great grandmother was Nancy Cullum Davis
Her husband Davis's son George married my grandmother Beulah Smith
The Smith's also had a farm in Gore where my mother (Georgia Davis Maxson) was born
I remember playning at the mouth of a cave near a creek od small streamm that hat a white sand beach. We took some of the white sand home and made levels ofcolored sand in clear glass bottles
posted Jul 4 2018 8:37AM - Rebecca Maxson Daugherty, St. Charles

My mom’s family is from Hermann. I’m interested in the history of the surrounding area. Gordon mentioned 2 years ago that he was working on a history of Gore. Can I get a copy of that?
posted Nov 12 2018 4:49PM - Chris Seagrass, Webster Groves, MO

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