I am writing a different type of story today. Usually I make an attempt to give you a person’s life history from cradle to grave. I cannot do that today. I cannot even come close. The main character in today’s story was in the United States for only two years, after which he and his … More Mourning Marbach Matron
***Thanks to Fred Eggers for his contribution of this article today. Fred, in addition to being our local expert on the Farrar area, has developed a great interest in finding information in the old Der Lutheraner publications that we have at our museum. This post is a result of that interest. Just two days ago … More The Other Altenburg Debate
An event took place on this day that had a great impact on the immigrants here in Perry County, but also had results which are evidenced today throughout the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. And that event occurred here in Altenburg (although I still argue that it took place in Dresden, Missouri and should be called the … More The Altenburg Debate: Who Won?
Today’s story is about an Altenburg carpenter named Gotthold Seibel. He was born on April 21, 1851. His sister, Wilhelmina Seibel married my great grandfather, Gottwerth Schmidt, so this makes Gotthold my great great uncle. An important event took place when Gotthold was about 14 years old. Trinity Lutheran Church got a new pastor, Rev. … More Your Pastor for a Father-in-Law
Today, I was attempting to find out if there were any marriages or births which occurred around the time of the Altenburg Debate. In doing so, I found out that one of the characters of the triple wedding which was on our blog a few days ago, was born at about that time. Maria Kramer, … More Connecting Two Blog Posts
One hundred seventy-five years ago, the Altenburg Debate began. The debate took place over two days, April 15 and April 20 in 1841, and it took place in the location pictured above where a monument has been placed to mark the spot where the Log Cabin College was originally constructed. It is my honor to … More The Altenburg Debate…..What Does This Mean?