Our location in East Perry County, Missouri places us in the position where we can observe numerous flocks of birds making their way north or south depending on what season of the year it is. We find ourselves right below what is called the Mississippi Flyway. Waterfowl follow the Mississippi River on their annual migrations. … More Vogel (Bird) Migrations
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
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 name, Frederick Hoeck, sneaks into our German Family Tree in just two official records, one a church record and the other a civil record. No other Hoecks can be found in any records. First, there is a marriage record which is found in the church books of Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, Missouri. Here … More How the Hoeck, He Met the Militzer
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
When I was a student at Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska back in the 1970’s, I was invited to a local farmer’s house at Thanksgiving because I was not able to travel home for the holiday. Local Seward folks would offer their hospitality to students who would have had to spend the holiday alone. … More Concordia Student Meets Concordia?