Almost two years ago, I wrote a post for this blog titled, Roemer Reverend Roommates. That post highlighted a Roemer family that had four girls who all managed to find Lutheran pastors as their husbands. The couple I will focus on today was mentioned in that story, but today, I will attempt to add more … More Rev. Gustav and Agnes Wangerin
It may be Cinco de Mayo elsewhere in the world, but we Germans would say it is the fünfter Mai. And on the fifth of May in 1886, Clara Vogel was born in Jacob, Illinois. I knew that after looking in our German Family Tree, I was quite sure that I was not going to … More Clara Finds Justus in Jacob – Or Did Justus Find Clara?
The blog post today was written by John Popp. He tells the story of his mother. Previously, John has shared a story about his father, Richard Popp, who was a teacher at Trinity, Altenburg for many years. Today, you will read the story of the other teacher in John’s family. I am so grateful for … More Another Teacher Popp
We have a new guest blogger today. His name is John Popp. I am hoping this will not be the only post John writes for us. John sent me this bio to use for him: I was born in Altenburg MO, raised in Altamont IL, and retired at the end of 2016 from a career … More Teacher Popp – My Pop
I will start today’s post by sharing images of two census records from 1850. Both of them are from the city of St. Louis, Missouri. First, we have this one: Then this one: Both of these records are, as the title suggests, not as they seem. The top record seems to be Frederick Schuricht’s family … More Not What They Seem
My dad, Richard Schmidt, grew up in Wittenberg, Missouri, and for most of his school years he had one teacher, George Stohs. I would like to tell his story today. Teacher Stohs did not have his roots here in Perry County. He was born on Valentine’s Day in 1893 in Bremen, Kansas. His parents were … More Teacher Stohs – Dad’s Teacher