The Second St. Louis Lutheran Church (LCMS)

The March 7, 1848 issue of Der Lutheraner contained this article: “This past Sexagesima Sunday and the day after [February 27-28] the local German Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession had the pleasure of being able to dedicate its newly constructed second church in the northern part of the city.  The church has … More The Second St. Louis Lutheran Church (LCMS)

Reading Room Mysteries

Pictured clockwise are Lynn Degenhardt, Carolyn Schirmer, Charles Rauh, and Gerard Fiehler.  (photo by Warren Schmidt) Who was married to Magdelina Buenger Mueller?   Well, we know it was Christian Mueller, but not the Christian Mueller that we had documented in our library.  Lutheran Heritage Center research teamers:  Lynn, Carolyn, and Gerard got to the bottom … More Reading Room Mysteries

Koestering Hole

Rev. Johann Friedrich Koestering was born on February 20, 1830.  For a while he was pastor of the churches in both Altenburg and Frohna.  It was during these years that new church sanctuaries were built at both of these congregations.  In 2017, Trinity, Altenburg will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the dedication of its … More Koestering Hole

Klein from Klein

February 17, 1869 was the birthday of Rev. Henry Adam Klein. He was born in Klein, Texas (now called Spring, Texas).  The town of Klein was named after Adam Klein, Rev. Klein’s father.  Rev. Klein’s connection to East Perry County is the fact that he was the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wittenberg … More Klein from Klein

A Northeast Loeber

On February 16, 1904, Paul Loeber married Anna Kilguss in Providence, Rhode Island.  Paul was the son of Christoph Loeber, one of the students in the inaugural class at the Log Cabin College.  Christoph’s father, Gotthold, was a pastor.  Christoph was a pastor.  And Paul was a pastor.  Rev. Paul Loeber served congregations in Providence, … More A Northeast Loeber

Celebrating Gary Lucy

I hope our regional friends will visit the other site that I administrate this Saturday, Feb. 20–from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet Missouri artist, Gary Lucy. The Cape Girardeau County History Center, 102 S. High St., Jackson, MO will be featuring a Lucy exhibition and the entire Uptown Jackson High Street will be celebrating the artwork … More Celebrating Gary Lucy