Schaefers Help Preserve Oklahoma History

When Ferdinand Rudolph Schaefer was born on February 13, 1866, his parents would certainly not have predicted that their son and his future wife would be so instrumental in the preservation of Oklahoma history. Heinrich and Maria (Hopfer) Schaefer had their newborn baby baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  Here is the church record … More Schaefers Help Preserve Oklahoma History

Run of the Mills

Our German Family Tree records 14 children born into the Martin and Magdalena (Noennig) Weinhold family.  Arthur Joseph Weinhold was the 12th child, and he was born on this day, February 9th, in 1894.  All of these Weinhold children were baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  Arthur’s entire life was centered around mills.  Here … More Run of the Mills

Burgeoning Boxdorfers

There are 15 pages in our German Family Tree that come from today’s birthday boy.  His name was Gottlieb Boxdorfer.  Gottlieb was born on February 7, 1820 in Weidnitz, a small village in Bavaria, a region of Germany.  This is a map showing the location of Weidnitz.  It also indicates the city of Dresden, where … More Burgeoning Boxdorfers

Happy Birthday to the Old Lutherans in Paitzdorf!

Some may look at this date, February 2nd, as being Groundhog Day.  Well, forty-seven years before the first Groundhog Day was celebrated in 1887, another memorable event occurred here in Perry County, Missouri.  In 1840, February 2nd was a Sunday, and on that day, the very first official worship service was conducted for the congregation … More Happy Birthday to the Old Lutherans in Paitzdorf!