Another Dear Dreyer

Our patrons learn that sometimes you have to hunt me down for a little visit.  This awesome guy, Leonard Dreyer did just that last Thursday.  It was my day to be at the Cape County History Center in Jackson.  My Lutheran pals are known to show up there as well!  He came in to look … More Another Dear Dreyer

Pound the Hammer, Ring the Bell, Bang the Drum

The Perry County Lutheran Historical Society had its beginning in 1910.  Its original mission was to preserve the Log Cabin College which was the birthplace of Concordia Seminary.  This cabin was built in 1839, but by the early 1900’s, it was showing its age and in danger of ruin.  In 1912, this historic building was … More Pound the Hammer, Ring the Bell, Bang the Drum

July 14, 1887

Rev. J.F. Koestering served Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg from 1864-1887.  For the first thirteen years of that time, from 1864-1877, he also served as pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  During those years, the church in Altenburg dedicated a new church sanctuary in 1867, and the church in Frohna dedicated a new sanctuary … More July 14, 1887

The Dogs of War

Wilson Gerler was born on July 13, 1909.  His story is another one, like yesterday’s post, that includes dogs. For those of you that follow this blog and read it regularly, you may remember that in the history of East Perry County, there are two basic groups of Gerlers…..the Lake Gerlers and the Ridge Gerlers.  … More The Dogs of War