Pott Heads

Arthur Friedrich Pott was born on November 18, 1886 in St. Louis.  He was the son of William and Elizabeth (Roth) Pott.  His father was a Lutheran school teacher in St. Louis when he was born.  If he was called Art Pott, then you could say he would be another person who could claim to … More Pott Heads

Frentzel Fellas

Louise Brandes found her own Frentzel fella, and later spent much of her life living in a house with a bunch of Frentzel fellas….and a few Frentzel females.  Louise is today’s birthday girl….I think. Louise Brandes was born on February 3, 1865 and baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri.  She was the daughter … More Frentzel Fellas

Hopfer-Frentzel

One hundred three years ago, Rudolph Hopfer (today’s birthday boy) married Frieda Frentzel.  If you study  German Lutheran family history in East Perry County, it does not take you long to figure out that the Hopfer and Frentzel surnames are found in large numbers in the Uniontown, Missouri area.  In fact, if you would use … More Hopfer-Frentzel

Hardware Rudy’s

You may have done business with a company called Hardware Hank.  It’s a company based in Minnesota and is a co-op of hardware store owners similar to Ace Hardware, True Value, or Do It Best. In days gone by, you might have done business with a hardware store that very well could have been called … More Hardware Rudy’s

Here Comes the Judge

August 30th was the birthday of a judge.  On this day in 1867, Adolph Gottfried Schmidt was born.  He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Missouri and was probably one of the last baptisms to take place in the 1845 church before the dedication of the new church later in 1867.  Today would … More Here Comes the Judge

1849 – A Busy Year for Pastors in St. Louis

Today’s story begins in the church records of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis.  On May 3, 1849, we find that there was a marriage performed.  Herman Brandes was the groom, and  Wilhelmina Giesselmann was the bride.  This brings to mind how busy the Lutheran pastors must have been in St. Louis during that … More 1849 – A Busy Year for Pastors in St. Louis