Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

I call it an “act of God”.  Just a day or so ago, I received a message from a man with the surname Rathjen, who asked about his family’s connection to the Miesner family mentioned in the story, Perry County Percolating into Coffeyville.  This gentleman expressed an interest in finding out more about his family’s … More Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

Julius Migrates from Altenburg to Altenburg

Our friend, Dale Kirmse, from Florida is the author of today’s post.  Dale is a relentless researcher.  He was a presenter at our Immigration Conference here in Altenburg last October.  He is our “go-to” guy for information on the out-migration that took place from Perry County to Alva, Oklahoma.  We at the Lutheran Heritage Center … More Julius Migrates from Altenburg to Altenburg

Mousie

It is not often that I do a story that begins in the twentieth century.  That is mainly because I cannot get at many records for people that lived past 1940.  Today is an exception, mainly because today’s character is a member of my family, and I have enough information and photos to tell a … More Mousie

Butch’s Mom and Dad

Lebrecht Schmidt and Magdalena Froebel were married on January 21, 1883, so today would have been their 136th wedding anniversary.  These two were married in Frohna, but eventually, several in their family ended up in Altenburg.  I will attempt to tell the story of that family today. Lebrecht Schmidt was born on August 12, 1857 … More Butch’s Mom and Dad

Another Teacher Popp

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

The Youngest of Joseph’s Good-Looking Women

A previous blog post is the starting point for today’s story. A photograph was the centerpiece of that post that can be found at the following link: Surrounded by Good-Looking Women That post included the photograph shown below which shows Joseph and Maria Weinhold along with their 8 daughters. The youngest of the Weinhold daughters … More The Youngest of Joseph’s Good-Looking Women