Building Progress

Our museum’s great friend and neighbor, Sally Buerck, sent me a couple of photographs showing what is going on these days with our museum’s addition. I thought the least I could do today would be to share these photos with our readers. It has been a while since I’ve given an update on our progress. … More Building Progress

Gotta Get Better

I have debated for a few days whether I should write this short post explaining why I have not been very faithful in posting articles lately. The short answer to this question is that I am sick. For over a week now, my energy level has been so low that I just haven’t been able … More Gotta Get Better

Edward and His Emma’s

Edward William Wunderlich is today’s birthday boy. He was born on January 9, 1862, making today his 159th birthday. Edward would go on to get married twice in his lifetime, and both of his wives were named Emma. Edward’s parents were Zacharias and Amelia (Gerstner) Wunderlich. Edward was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. … More Edward and His Emma’s

A Wachter/Holt Duo

When I researched this story, I intended to write it and publish it on January 5th, but unforeseen circumstances kept me for getting it done. The birthday girl for January 5th was Amalie Agnes Holt. She was born in 1878, the daughter of Joseph and Wilhelmina (Mueller) Holt. Agnes was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church … More A Wachter/Holt Duo

Frank and Minnie

Frank married twice. His first marriage was the infamous $15 wedding that was described in the post with that title, The $15 Wedding. Then, his second marriage, the one involving Frank and Minnie, took place on this day, so that couple would be celebrating their wedding anniversary today if they were still alive. I urge … More Frank and Minnie

Land for a Church

Our story for today begins in the Scheeβel region of Lower Saxony, Germany. Both the bride and groom in today’s couple were born there, and the bride was born on this day. However, I will begin this article by discussing the groom. Johann Oetjen was born on February 13, 1849 in Ostervesede, Germany. His parents … More Land for a Church