April twentieth was the wedding day for two young Altenburgers who lived not far from each other along Main Street on the east side of town. It was a Sunday in 1913 when Ferdinand Buck was united in marriage with Alma Seibel at Trinity Lutheran Church. Here is their Missouri marriage license. The license says … More Buck Butter Business
April nineteenth was the birthday of Albert Mueller. He was one of the many sons of Anton Mueller. Another post told the story of one of these sons who served in the military titled, One of Anton’s Army. Being born in 1891, Albert had the distinction of being the oldest of Anton’s children. As was … More Mueller and the Mail
Before I delve into today’s post, let me tell you about how I got some unexpected help in my research for it. I am visiting some grandchildren this week, and my granddaughter Kaitlyn offered to help me. Kaitlyn has been bugging me for a few years because she thinks she should have been included in … More Wedig Wedding
***Thanks to Fred Eggers for his contribution of this article today. Fred, in addition to being our local expert on the Farrar area, has developed a great interest in finding information in the old Der Lutheraner publications that we have at our museum. This post is a result of that interest. Just two days ago … More The Other Altenburg Debate
Since it is Easter Sunday and we have grandchildren in town, I just did not have the time (or the energy) to research a new topic for today. However, I do have some photos I have taken the last few days here around my home and around East Perry County. Maybe they can give you … More Easter Greetings from East Perry County
An event took place on this day that had a great impact on the immigrants here in Perry County, but also had results which are evidenced today throughout the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. And that event occurred here in Altenburg (although I still argue that it took place in Dresden, Missouri and should be called the … More The Altenburg Debate: Who Won?
Today’s account begins with a wedding which took place on this day in 1857. The bride was Maria Anna Mueller, daughter of Gottfried Heinrich and Maria (Rothe) Mueller. Her brother, Zacharias Mueller has been a character in several posts on this blog in the past. The groom was Charles (Carl) Hoffmann. His parents are unknown … More Where Was She Born?
Martin Mangels and Emily Vogel were united in marriage on April 13, 1902 in Frohna, Missouri. This couple would have six children, one of which died in infancy. But the early lives of these children was not without its drama. Let me attempt to explain the Mangels saga. But first, here is their wedding photo. … More Montana Martin Mangels
Join us at the Lutheran Heritage Center, Saturday, April 22 for the premiere of Ann Hazelwood’s 4th book in the Perry County series. The next installment of this extraordinary series is hot off the press and will be available for purchase at the museum. Come by and meet our esteemed author, join us for High … More Hazelwood’s 4th Book in the Perry County Fiction Series to Premiere at Our Site!
It was Palm Sunday in East Perry County, Missouri in 1840. One tradition that came to America with the German Lutheran immigrants was that of conducting the rite of confirmation on Palm Sunday. The first few years after the new settlers arrived were mostly dedicated to survival. They were very difficult years, and much death … More Confirmation Classes of 1840