The Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum played host today to a group of students from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Des Peres, Missouri. It was a unique opportunity for us to inform these students that there are plenty of connections between the Log Cabin College here in Perry County and their school in the St. … More Log Cabin College Connections
Today’s story is about an Altenburg carpenter named Gotthold Seibel. He was born on April 21, 1851. His sister, Wilhelmina Seibel married my great grandfather, Gottwerth Schmidt, so this makes Gotthold my great great uncle. An important event took place when Gotthold was about 14 years old. Trinity Lutheran Church got a new pastor, Rev. … More Your Pastor for a Father-in-Law
April 20, 1841 was the second day of the Altenburg Debate. The two debaters, Adolph Marbach and Rev. C.F.W. Walther, decided on April 15th that there was the need for another day in order to debate further issues, so they set April 20th for their second day. They once again met at the Log Cabin … More The Altenburg Debate – Day 2
Pictured above is a portion of the Trinity Lutheran Church records. It is from a section in the records which documented the deaths which occurred in St. Louis in 1839 before the majority of the immigrants traveled to their new home in Perry County. In the middle of the photo is the last of these … More Martin Stephan Never Made It to Perry County
Our Research Crew had no idea what to write about today. And then Ted Mueller walked in the door. Ted was here from Chester, Illinois to do the job of touching up the paint job on the interior of Trinity Lutheran Church here in Altenburg. Ted had painted the entire interior of the church about … More Another Mueller Mystery Solved
Just a matter of days before the Altenburg Debate in 1841, John Tyler became the tenth President of the United States. He ascended from his position as Vice President after President William Henry Harrison died after serving only 32 days in office. The story goes that President Harrison got sick after speaking for nearly two … More A President and a President-to-Be
Today, I was attempting to find out if there were any marriages or births which occurred around the time of the Altenburg Debate. In doing so, I found out that one of the characters of the triple wedding which was on our blog a few days ago, was born at about that time. Maria Kramer, … More Connecting Two Blog Posts
One hundred seventy-five years ago, the Altenburg Debate began. The debate took place over two days, April 15 and April 20 in 1841, and it took place in the location pictured above where a monument has been placed to mark the spot where the Log Cabin College was originally constructed. It is my honor to … More The Altenburg Debate…..What Does This Mean?
An extremely unusual event occurred at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg on this day, April 14, in 1864, one hundred fifty-two years ago. Since the new church in Altenburg was not built until 1867, this event took place in the 1845 church which still serves as a gallery in our museum. The event was a … More Three in One at Trinity
“Our beloved Wittenberg Cousins” and a Lutheran History college class from Meramac were all at the museum today. I want to thank our amazing hospitality crew as well as the museum team for making their visit ideal! I also want to thank our friends at Saxon Lutheran Memorial for their patience–the bus tour ran late … More A wonderful day!