Adolph and Anna

Today would mark the 130 anniversary of Adoph Joseph (A.J.) Doering and Anna Richter.  They were married on February 28, 1889 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Several factors contributed to my selection of this story today.  One was their special anniversary.  Another factor was the amount of photographs I located of that family and … More Adolph and Anna

Ben and Bertha

Bertha Ernestine Doberenz was born on February 25, 1851 in Germany.  While she was still quite young, in 1852, Bertha came with her parents and an older brother to America.  Bertha’s parents were David and Anna (Thiemer) Doberenz.  When this family arrived here, they became members of Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown (although it was … More Ben and Bertha

A Troubling Topic

I find the story I will share with you today very difficult to write.  In fact, I had previously discovered some of the facts I will share in this post, but chose to not write the story at the time.  Today, I decided that despite being a topic that is troubling, the situations which are … More A Troubling Topic

Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 2

Today, ur museum’s friend, Cal Eggers provides the second part to his blog post about two men from this area who made important contributions to the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Enjoy.     ============================================ The blogs of yesterday and today were inspired by the photo and article from the November-December 2018 issue of “The Lutheran Layman.” … More Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 2

Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 1

The next two days, we will be publishing two parts of a post written by one of our guest bloggers, Cal Eggers.  Cal is an outstanding researcher and has contributed to our blog in the past.  His blog posts for the next two days come at a very convenient time.  The next two days, our … More Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 1

First and Second Coming of Farrar Fritsche’s

The founding father of the Farrar Fritsche’s was born on this day, February 17, 1843.  Heinrich Fritsche was born in Germany.  While still in Germany, he married Bertha Boehme.  These two were probably married around 1870 because their first son was born in 1871.  Although I could not find any baptism or marriage records in … More First and Second Coming of Farrar Fritsche’s