Paul, A Member of the Thurm Throng in Bremer County, Iowa

Not long ago, some visitors entered our museum from Bremer County, Iowa. I had to ask, “Do you know any Thurm’s?” Their eyebrows shot up and the man said, “One of my neighbors is a Thurm.” I was not surprised, but he was surprised by my mention of a Thurm. In a previous post on … More Paul, A Member of the Thurm Throng in Bremer County, Iowa

Teacher Meyr

Having been a Lutheran teacher during my career, I am especially partial to writing stories that involve individuals who also entered that profession. The churches in East Perry County have provided plenty of fodder for writing such stories because this area has sent so many people into full time church work. You will be reading … More Teacher Meyr

A Disappearing Winter

f today’s tale was told in a previous post titled, Learning Latin from a Blacksmith’s Son. However that post highlighted a son of today’s couple. I am returning to this story to focus more on the parents. I even found another bride for the father. It seems like it is a daily occurrence that I … More A Disappearing Winter

Tourney Time Again

What could have been happening at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg on a Tuesday night in January? Just about every parking spot was occupied, including the lot across the road next to the City Hall. And almost all of the vehicles had something in common. They were pickup trucks. There could be only one explanation. … More Tourney Time Again