A Lowes-Ludwig Link

Henry August Lowes was born on June 9, 1874, so today would have been his 147th birthday. He was the son of Peter and Hannah (Fornkahl) Lowes and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Missouri. Several other siblings in this family were also baptized at that church. An image of August’s baptism record from … More A Lowes-Ludwig Link

A Valentine Master

I don’t think I will ever be referred to as a Valentine master. For many years, my friends considered me a confirmed bachelor. I didn’t get married until I was 39 years old. Even after I became a happily married man, I don’t think people would consider me a man of great romance. I am … More A Valentine Master

R.I.P. Rudy

Rudy Bodenschatz may have died this past Tuesday, June 1st, but his memories will remain with us. For many years, Rudy served the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum as a docent. When I first moved to Altenburg 11 years ago and became a docent myself, I would occasionally be paired with Rudy for a day. … More R.I.P. Rudy

Jacob Moeckels

The story for today’s post begins for both its characters in Perry County, Missouri, but later, this couple skips across the river to spend most of their lives near Jacob, Illinois. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know that this is not the first time I have written about such … More Jacob Moeckels