I start today with a family photo. It displays the family of Carl and Johanna (Hopfer) Bodenschatz. One of the main characters in today’s story is the man standing in the back on the left, Henry Bodenschatz. I chose him today because it was on this day that he married his wife, Louise Schmidt. They … More Constable Henry
Gustav Adolph Schaefer is the birthday boy for June 29th. He was born on this day in 1878. It is his story that I will tell today. Before I go on, let me state that he went by the name Adolph on most of the documents I found, so that will be the name that … More Schaefer and Bock
After writing these posts for a while now, I keep wondering if I will run out of stories to tell. It has not happened yet. In fact, I am amazed at how many stories that I run across that simply fascinate me. One of my favorite hymns is “I Love to Tell the Story”. During … More Gottseidank ist es Freitag
I was attracted to today’s story because there was a wedding that took place on April 30. I enjoy telling the stories of the original immigrants, and this is one of them. And I have a photo of this original immigrant. That makes this story almost irresistible to me. Since this immigrant also served in … More Christoph in the Cavalry
Trinity’s Tischler told the story of Carl Groh, the Altenburg carpenter who was responsible for the construction of several items in Trinity Lutheran Church, such as their altar and baptismal font. These items are still very special to this church as they are used for the most important aspects of our Lutheran worship….Word and Sacraments. … More Groh-klahoma!