A Nativity Name

I was attracted to today’s story by a name.  I noticed the name a while back, but decided that I would wait to do the story on December 21st.  It was the birthday of a girl who was named Christliebe Marie Schoenborn.  As near as I can tell, the name “Christliebe” means “dear to Christ”.  … More A Nativity Name

A Little Christmas Art History from Director Carla

The beautiful triptych altarpiece that we display as a part of the historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Altenburg collection is a magnificent piece of German religious art.  German Kanzelaltar pieces are works of church art.  A retable altar piece sets on the altar and consists of painted or sculpted panels on wood or vellum (animal skin) in … More A Little Christmas Art History from Director Carla

Lumber Yard Matriarch

Meta Sylvia Lueders was born on this day, December 17th, in 1914.  Just a few years ago, she died at the age of 99 years.  Her life was certainly an interesting one.  She herself was the product of some very influential families in the village of Frohna, Missouri, and her own family would be included … More Lumber Yard Matriarch

Palisch #10

Johann Gottlieb and Johanna Christiana Palisch came to America with six children in 1839.  In addition, Johanna was quite pregnant with her seventh child when she sailed on the Johann Georg.  That child, Martin Stephan Palisch, who was named after the leader of the immigration, was born on April 3, 1839 in St. Louis, only … More Palisch #10

Stories in the Trees

There will be no story involving family research today.  I want to use today’s post as an opportunity to point out that right now we have several stories on display at our museum.  Those stories are in the trees.  The trees are part of our annual Christmas exhibit here at our museum. First, let me … More Stories in the Trees

Cheyenne Schubarths

Friedrich Christian Schubarth arrived in America not long after the Gesellschaft arrived on the scene.  We see him on a passenger list in New York aboard a ship named Perry arriving on September 2, 1840. His occupation is listed as a butcher.  Sometime before 1850, he married Johanne Rosine Schuricht.  Rosine was a daughter of … More Cheyenne Schubarths