On several occasions, we have written about Benjamin Hemmann, who was a teacher in Wittenberg and Altenburg in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Today, the subject of this post is another Teacher Hemmann. This one did not do his teaching in Missouri. However, this story begins with the birth of Elsie Anna Thiede on … More Another Teacher Hemmann
Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg is one year away from the 150th year anniversary of the dedication of their present-day church sanctuary. It was dedicated on Reformation Sunday in 1867. This church is used for the congregation’s worship every Sunday. If I have this figured out correctly (and I suppose I could be wrong), I … More Hauling Rock
It’s always a great day when we have the opportunity to share our immigration stories, our LCMS faith, our food culture, and our “sense of place” with our patrons. We hosted 50 people who were on an American Queen cruise boat tour today. Our wonderful relationship with Shore Excursions of America made this experience possible. … More I’ve Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day
Otto Hemmann died on October 20, 1952. The first thing about Otto’s death that caught my eye was the fact that he died in Hannibal, Missouri. Facts like that always make me wonder how someone who I know started out in Perry County ended up in such a unique location. In Otto’s case, he was … More Woodwork by the River
Today’s blog post is the first one done by Fred Eggers. Fred is a valuable member of our research team at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum. Fred has a passion for history and has become an expert in the history of this area. Fred is especially our “go to” guy when we have questions … More Another Wedding Provision in a Will
Around here, there are a few people who refer to the east side of Altenburg……past the downtown area, past the church and museum……as Lower Altenburg. It is just fun to say that you are from L.A. I happen to live in L.A. It is a part of town that is not as often visited because … More Old Time L.A.
I was blessed with the opportunity to listen in on a fascinating discussion at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum today. We had a visit from Dr. Stan Sides and his wife, Kay. Dr. Sides apparently has a passion for studying geology and participating in the study of caves. He came to us with a … More Seelitz Springs
Erwin Heinrich Bremer was born in Frohna, Missouri on October 15, 1907. He was baptized on October 27th at Concordia Lutheran Church. There is also a record of his confirmation at that church in 1921. Before 1930, Erwin moved to a rural area near Wisner, Nebraska. In the 1930 census, we find him as a … More Two Baptisms?
The Wagner Hotel has already been the starting point for several posts on this blog. Today, will be yet another one. The Wagner family is just full of fascinating, if not notorious, stories. One of the two daughters in the Wagner family was Rosalie Wagner. Since there were only two girls in the family, it … More Funeral Follows Funeral
On this day, October 13th, in 1878, Susanna Johanna Palisch, the daughter of a farmer in Frohna, married Charles Georg Leopold Lueders, the son of a merchant in the same town. They were married at Concordia Lutheran Church. If you have been reading this blog in the past, these two family names may ring a … More Lueders/Palisch: Marriage or Competition?