Another Emilie Walther

In the early years of the German Lutheran immigration, Rev. C.F.W. Walther married Emilie Buenger.  We will discover another Emilie today that married a Walther, making her another Emilie Walther.  If you follow this blog regularly, you are probably already aware of the fact that there were some famous Walther’s who were pastors in the … More Another Emilie Walther

Gone Fishin’

I gathered quite a bit of images and documents for a blog post today, but then my granddaughter who is visiting us said she would like to go fishing.  So we did.  The two of us traveled to a local pond, and she got a healthy dose of fishing with “Grumps” (which is what my … More Gone Fishin’

Fred, Lina, and Lydia

Amalie Lina Haertling is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on June 14, 1882, the daughter of Herman and Sophia (Koenig) Haertling.  Here are photos of Lina’s parents. Lina was the 8th of 10 children in her family.  She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri.  Below is her baptism record. Because … More Fred, Lina, and Lydia

Reopening Updates

I hope you will plan a visit to the Lutheran Heritage Center in the coming days.  We will reopen June 11, at 10:00 a.m. and will resume our normal hours with COVID-19 protocols.  You will be briefed on the protocols upon arrival.  We are eager to show you the remodeling updates to the lobby, lighting, … More Reopening Updates

Conrad’s Kössl

Doing family history research often causes a person to scratch the head.  I think I lost some of the few hairs I have left over a few issues in today’s story.  One issue has to do with a date.  The other is a spelling question.  All you have to do is look at the strange … More Conrad’s Kössl