A streak will likely be broken after today. We have not missed posting on this blog since January 2, 2017. However, I have now made the choice to take a little break from writing about our ancestors to spending some quality time with my descendents. I am not blaming her, but the reason for this … More A Respite from Writing
Yesterday’s article included a man whose first name was Jacob and a town in Illinois called Jacob. Today’s story is about a family with the surname of Jacob. On Sunday, March 10th in 1901, Rev. Paul Roesener had the privilege of welcoming three young children into God’s family through Holy Baptism. They were not triplets. … More Triple Trinity Baptisms
Erwin Heinrich Bremer was born in Frohna, Missouri on October 15, 1907. He was baptized on October 27th at Concordia Lutheran Church. There is also a record of his confirmation at that church in 1921. Before 1930, Erwin moved to a rural area near Wisner, Nebraska. In the 1930 census, we find him as a … More Two Baptisms?
An interesting event took place on Sunday, August 25th in 1839. Five people were confirmed on that day at the camp church which at that time was located in the area of Perry County known as Dresden. Two of the five were also baptized. All five of these people had come to Perry County as … More Camp Church Confirmations
The name, Benjamin Gottfried Schuessler, caught my eye today. I noticed that he was listed as having the same date of birth as his day of death….April 23. Then I ran into a problem. As you can see in his baptismal record in the Concordia, Frohna books, it says he was born on April 23, … More Which Record Is More Reliable
Today, I was attempting to find out if there were any marriages or births which occurred around the time of the Altenburg Debate. In doing so, I found out that one of the characters of the triple wedding which was on our blog a few days ago, was born at about that time. Maria Kramer, … More Connecting Two Blog Posts
A third artifact located at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg which came on the boats during the immigration is its baptismal tray shown above. As you can see, the tray in inscribed with the date 1838. It can be surmised that this tray was crafted specifically for the trip to America since that is the … More New Life – Easter Joy