Birmingham, Missouri

I hinted yesterday that I might write about the Birmingham mentioned in the title of that story.  I will keep my promise.  Today, I will attempt to tell what little we know about a place that once existed on maps called Birmingham, Missouri.  Most of the information I have today is from a piece of … More Birmingham, Missouri

Lutherans and Catholics

I discovered in our German Family Tree a person with a birthday today who had the surname Unterreiner.  I must admit that the first thing that came to my mind was that this surname was a “Catholic name”.  The cemetery for our nearest Catholic church, St. Joseph Cemetery, has 44 entries on Findagrave.com that include … More Lutherans and Catholics

Pastor’s Wife Gives Birth on Two Christmas Eves

A typical Lutheran pastor works very hard during the Christmas season, especially on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  This year, it is even more challenging because the Fourth Sunday in Advent also occurs on Christmas Eve.  Today I will tell the story of a pastor’s wife who had her own version of labor on two … More Pastor’s Wife Gives Birth on Two Christmas Eves