Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

I call it an “act of God”.  Just a day or so ago, I received a message from a man with the surname Rathjen, who asked about his family’s connection to the Miesner family mentioned in the story, Perry County Percolating into Coffeyville.  This gentleman expressed an interest in finding out more about his family’s … More Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

Dartball Tourney Time

Plenty of Perry County projectiles are being launched in Frohna on Tuesday nights this February.  That is because the annual Lutheran Dartball Tournament is now taking place in the gymnasium of Concordia Lutheran Church.  It is a tournament which lasts for four week, and this year includes teams from 13 different local churches.  Around here, … More Dartball Tourney Time

Julius Migrates from Altenburg to Altenburg

Our friend, Dale Kirmse, from Florida is the author of today’s post.  Dale is a relentless researcher.  He was a presenter at our Immigration Conference here in Altenburg last October.  He is our “go-to” guy for information on the out-migration that took place from Perry County to Alva, Oklahoma.  We at the Lutheran Heritage Center … More Julius Migrates from Altenburg to Altenburg