Mollie and Her Man

Molly was born 160 years ago.  Her full name was Amalia Wilhelmine Theresia Landgraf, but it appears that she was called Mollie during her lifetime.  She was born on March 9, 1860, the daughter of Herman and Mathilda (Naeser) Landgraf.  Her baptism record can be found in the books of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg, … More Mollie and Her Man

I Heard the Bells…

We have some incredible bells within the landscape of the Lutheran Heritage Center: the beautiful historic bell at Trinity Church, and the First Church bell, cast in Spain near the same time as our country’s Liberty Bell. I also love the carillon tones from our beloved Immanuel Church in Altenburg. We have already told their … More I Heard the Bells…

Carl’s Arrival

On October 22, 1866, Carl arrived in America.  In fact Carl came to America many times.  In fact, I found a list that said Carl came to America 18 times between 1858 and 1872.  You see, Carl was a sailing ship with the name of Carl.  When the Carl arrived in 1866, it was carrying … More Carl’s Arrival