Prairie City Anniversary and Its Perry County Connection

Back in October, when we were in the midst of preparations for our Immigration Conference, I ran across a story about Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri, celebrating their 150th anniversary as a congregation.  Because of all the hubbub around here, I was unable to write a story on this blog about that anniversary.  … More Prairie City Anniversary and Its Perry County Connection

The Travels and Travails of Cornelia

Cornelia Bundenthal was born on October 10, 1909 in Atchison, Kansas.  You might immediately wonder how she would be connected to East Perry County.  Cornelia was the daughter of Rev. Theodore and Concordia (Weinhold) Bundenthal.  Concordia was one of the eight daughters of Joseph and Mary Weinhold of Wittenberg.  The story of the Weinhold’s daughters … More The Travels and Travails of Cornelia

A Zschoch-ing Wedding

Rev. William Zschoche became a pastor in 1866 after graduating from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.  His first call was to a church in Paola, Kansas.  Not long after graduating, he married Emily Richter.  After serving there, he took his next call to Atchison, Kansas.  Finally, Rev. Zschoche’s last congregation was Concordia Lutheran Church in … More A Zschoch-ing Wedding