Liddy’s Namesake

A birthday took place on this day 175 years ago that I consider very special. Perhaps it is because there is a chapter in my book Mama Buenger: Mother of a Synod that tells the tale of this child’s baptism. Perhaps it is because this child was likely named after one of the Buenger children … More Liddy’s Namesake

The Emmas from Emma

The name Oetting has shown up in my own life on several occasions.  When I attended St. Jacobi Lutheran School in St. Louis, there was a Mr. Oetting that was a teacher there.  When I got to Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska, a few more Oettings were professors and coaches on that staff.  Not … More The Emmas from Emma

Maybe They Should Have Been Named Law and Gospel

Rev. Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was one of the original immigrants who was part of the Gesellschaft.  In fact, after the removal of Rev. Martin Stephan, Rev. Walther became probably the most prominent leader of this group.  He went on to become the first President of what would later be called the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. … More Maybe They Should Have Been Named Law and Gospel

Memorial Cabin

Today, October 8, 2016, the Saxon Lutheran Memorial in Frohna is conducting their annual Fall Festival.  If you happen to be in the neighborhood of East Perry County, Missouri, it is well worth your trip to attend this event. On the property of the Saxon Lutheran Memorial you can find a cabin once used by … More Memorial Cabin

Friedheim Records

Our research library has copies of church records from many local Lutheran churches which are often used by our visitors to study their family histories.  We are excited that we will soon also have the church records of Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Missouri, about twenty miles away from Altenburg. The majority of the work … More Friedheim Records