Merry Christmas

For our friends far and wide, here are some photographs of the beautiful Lutheran Heritage Center landscape on this Christmas Eve.  “All is calm, all is bright.”

Vom Himmel Hoch

There are several Christmas hymns that supposedly were first introduced on Christmas Eve, December 24th.  One of the most famous was one which was written by none other than Martin Luther.  That hymn was Vom Himmel Hoch…..or in English, From Heaven Above.  Although not everyone agrees on the exact year, many indicate that Martin Luther … More Vom Himmel Hoch

Double E.E.

Dr. Ernst Eduard Buenger and his wife, Amalia, had their tenth child on December 23, 1855.  His name was Ferdinand Simon Buenger.  He was welcomed into God’s family through Holy Baptism on New Year’s Day of 1856. About three years later, another Ernst Eduard became a father.  Ernst Eduard Burkhardt and his wife Johanne had … More Double E.E.

No More Boden, Honey

During recent months, I have been noticing that there seemed to be quite a few young ladies from the East Perry County area, especially around Wittenberg, who married young men who came to town to work on the railroad.  The Frisco railroad came through Wittenberg beginning in 1904, with work beginning on it several years … More No More Boden, Honey