I do not have much time for writing today, but I will publish plenty of photographs that were taken during our 6th Annul Immigration Conference which had the theme, Perry County, Missouri: Immigration & War in America and Overseas. I will begin with a gallery of photos showing different sessions that were held inside the … More A Conference for the History Books
One of the highlights of today’s program at our immigration conference will be the premiere showing of a film produced by our museum titled, Fearless. It is a video highlighting the life of a famous World War II fighter pilot, Ray Littge, who was born and raised in Altenburg. This video will be available in … More Ace High
Here is another blog from the past. It was published on this day two years ago. We had a tremendous first day at our immigration conference yesterday, highlighted by the ribbon-cutting at our new museum addition that we are now calling our South Gallery.
The Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum is hosting its immigration conference the next three days, so we will be re-blogging some posts that have been published in the past. Today, you have the opportunity to read a post that was published on this day two years ago.
Today is the anniversary of a couple that was married in Farrar, but then became members of Zion Lutheran Church in Crosstown for most of their lives. The husband, after his first wife died, would marry again at the Crosstown church. I will begin with that husband and discuss his early life. Johann Berthold Steffens … More Crosstown Couples
Regular readers of this blog might remember that there have already been several posts that have included a combination of the names, Martin and Martha. You will be reading yet another one of those posts today, one that includes a Lutheran pastor with the name, Martin. I suppose it’s only appropriate that a Rev. Martin … More Rev. Martin and Martha
Today’s story has a few similarities to yesterday’s tale. First, you will be reading about another birthday boy by the name of Theobald. Also, much of today’s story takes place in the Fountain Bluff Township of Jackson County, Illinois, and centered around Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob. It has been a while since I have … More Another One in Anton’s Army
There are several reasons today’s post will be different than most. First of all, the main character of this story does not live long. In fact, he still hadn’t made it past his teenage years when he died, and that also means that he never married. Therefore, I do not have many documents to share … More Lightning Struck Suddenly
Today’s post is a contribution by our friend, Clayton Erdmann. I contacted him last night for a little help with this story, and he ended up writing most of it. Clayton is the expert on this tale because he is writing about a special person in his family tree. I have added a few extra … More Elsa: Promise of God
I confess that the title for this post is a real stretch. Today’s birthday girl is Ida Steiner. In German, the word stein means stone or rock. So, one could say that the surname, Steiner, could mean “rocker”. I will begin by looking at her early life. Ida Marie Luise Steiner was born on October … More Vogel Met Life with His Rocker