Reformation Vows

I have found that when I am researching for these posts, I will often be tempted to go down several rabbit holes.  I cannot go as far down these holes as I might want to because I simply do not have the time.  So I just start down some paths just to find out minimal … More Reformation Vows

2016 Conference

The 4th biennial immigration history conference is now a piece of our history.  It was a wonderful three days of reunions with research patrons, a celebration of art and music, as well as an opportunity for our Historical Society to bring the leadership of the LCMS to the Altenburg region.  The Lutheran Heritage Center team … More 2016 Conference

Black Jack Teacher

On October 30, 1924, a baby girl was born in Vincennes, Indiana by the name of Rosalie Antonia Kutscher.  Here is a photo of her birth certificate. As you can see, the parents of Rosalie were Paul and Helen (Reisenbichler) Kutscher.  It can also be noted that Paul was a parochial school teacher. Paul Gerhard … More Black Jack Teacher

Serving Where Stephan Served

Once again, today’s post was written by Clayton Erdmann.  His contribution is especially helpful because for the next few days, we at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum will be very busy with our International Immigration Conference. =============================== Today, October 27, in 1848, two young German immigrants were married in Knox County, IN. They were … More Serving Where Stephan Served

Junior, Judge, and Representative

Today’s blog was written by Clayton Erdmann, the fifth grade teacher at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olivette, Missouri.  We thank him for his support of our museum and his contributions to this blog.   ================================ On this date, in 1861, my great great grandfather, Judge Heinrich (Henry) Ochs, Jr. was born near Friedenberg, Missouri. A … More Junior, Judge, and Representative

Italian Glass

Many of the stories I write are about people who came to America in the 1800’s.  Many are about people of German descent.  Many are about people who lived their lives in Perry County, Missouri.  Today’s story is about none of those, although, as always, it does have Perry County connections. Sylvester Albano was born … More Italian Glass