This will not be a post that follows the same blueprint that is used in most of the stories that I write. Instead of just taking you from cradle to grave of a featured character or couple, I will be leading you to a scenario that took place in a graveyard in Wittenberg in 1904. … More 3 Infants, 3 Graves, 10 Days
I wrote yesterday that I do not often use an early death as the starting point for a blog post. Now I am about to write my second post in a row that starts that way. What attracted me to an early death today is the likelihood that this death led to the first burial … More First Burial
Cornelia Bundenthal was born on October 10, 1909 in Atchison, Kansas. You might immediately wonder how she would be connected to East Perry County. Cornelia was the daughter of Rev. Theodore and Concordia (Weinhold) Bundenthal. Concordia was one of the eight daughters of Joseph and Mary Weinhold of Wittenberg. The story of the Weinhold’s daughters … More The Travels and Travails of Cornelia
I start today by showing the 1930 Altenburg census listing the family of Leo and Maria Lottes. Leo and Maria, according to this census, have no children of their own, but they have three children living with them who are part of their extended family. If we backtrack ten years to the 1920 census, we … More Let the Children Come to Us
Today, I must embellish a story that has already been told….a couple times…on this blog. However, I simply cannot resist discussing a record that I found in the church books of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wittenberg. Here is that record: On this day in 1920, Maria Weinhold died, and yes, it does say that … More She Died of a Broken Heart
When I got married in 1989, I immediately became the step-father of three girls. Then as they got married and started having children, our first four grandchildren were girls. Then we finally had a boy enter the family. Today, we found out that we have been blessed with another granddaughter who was born this morning. … More Surrounded by Good Lookin’ Women
When I was a student at Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska back in the 1970’s, I was invited to a local farmer’s house at Thanksgiving because I was not able to travel home for the holiday. Local Seward folks would offer their hospitality to students who would have had to spend the holiday alone. … More Concordia Student Meets Concordia?