Easter Monk

I am taking a little bit of liberty with the German language today.  The name Oster could refer to “Easter”, and the name Muench could mean “monk”.  Today I tell the story of a marriage between an Oster and a Muench, and thus, the title, Easter Monk.  One thing that attracted me to this story … More Easter Monk

Lixville Records

The latest addition to our Research Library is the church record book of the Lutheran congregation in a little community known as Lixville, Missouri.  This community is located in Bollinger County, not far from the town of Friedheim.  Back in August of 2016, we posted a blog about the records from the Friedheim church titled, … More Lixville Records

Reformation Vows

I have found that when I am researching for these posts, I will often be tempted to go down several rabbit holes.  I cannot go as far down these holes as I might want to because I simply do not have the time.  So I just start down some paths just to find out minimal … More Reformation Vows