Pott Heads

Arthur Friedrich Pott was born on November 18, 1886 in St. Louis.  He was the son of William and Elizabeth (Roth) Pott.  His father was a Lutheran school teacher in St. Louis when he was born.  If he was called Art Pott, then you could say he would be another person who could claim to … More Pott Heads

Pastor Schaefer – Tennessee’s Spirit-maker’s Son

Not long after the beginning of the twentieth century, a future pastor was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri.  Heinrich Herman Schaefer was born on June 12, 1902.  His parents were Heinrich Carl and Josephine Tennessee (Telle) Schaefer who lived in the town of Old Appleton, just south of Uniontown.  Here are photos … More Pastor Schaefer – Tennessee’s Spirit-maker’s Son

Maybe They Should Have Been Named Law and Gospel

Rev. Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was one of the original immigrants who was part of the Gesellschaft.  In fact, after the removal of Rev. Martin Stephan, Rev. Walther became probably the most prominent leader of this group.  He went on to become the first President of what would later be called the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. … More Maybe They Should Have Been Named Law and Gospel