It Took Commitment

Today’s post from me is personal.  If you look at the same photo above that was in a previous blog post, you will see that two days after the death of Johann Christoph Weber, a young girl, Eve Magdalene Schmidt, died on March 31, 1839.  Eva was the two year old daughter of George Joachim … More It Took Commitment

He Almost Made It

On March 29, 1839, Johann Christoph Weber died at the young age of 44 and was buried in St. Louis, Missouri.  He had brought his wife and six children to America as part of the 1838-1839 immigration.  They had traveled aboard the Republic to New Orleans and then were transported up the Mississippi River on … More He Almost Made It

Good Friday Image

If you attend a worship service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, you will see another item which came over on the ships in 1838-1839.  That item is shown in the photo above.  It is a wooden crucifix, and it still adorns the altar at this church.  Once again we will use some words written … More Good Friday Image

A Sacramental Artifact

Today is Maundy Thursday, a  day to remember the institution of the Lord’s Supper.  We thought it would be a good day to highlight a very precious artifact which was part of the 1838-1839 immigration.  That artifact would be the Communion Chalice that is property of Trinity Lutheran Church here in Altenburg.  Following are some … More A Sacramental Artifact


We hear much about Obamacare in our country.  There was a long time in Altenburg when you could say the people experienced Fischercare.  Theodore Fischer was the doctor for this area from 1933 to 1979.  He graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1927, finishing at the top of his class.  That is about … More Fischercare

Where is Theodore?

You’ve heard of “Where is Waldo?”  Today we ask the question, “Where is Theodore?”  We are looking for Theodore Fischer.  One source that we have indicates the in the photo on the left above, that Theodore Fischer is the boy on the left. This is a segment of the photo we posted a few days … More Where is Theodore?