I chose this story today because, like yesterday, it contains another example of a Schuessler marrying a Burkhardt. I found the story because one of the Schuessler sons was born on this day. Herman Schuessler is today’s birthday boy. He was born on September 7, 1862. We will get back to him later. First, let’s … More Herman’s Schuessler Dad and Burkhardt Step-Mom
One hundred sixty-four years ago, a wedding took place in Frohna, Missouri with Ernst Eduard Burkhardt as the groom and Johanna Schuessler as the bride. The wedding took place on September 6, 1855. Both the bride and the groom had come to America aboard the same ship in 1839, but they were both young children … More Ernst Eduard’s Women
It was Palm Sunday in East Perry County, Missouri in 1840. One tradition that came to America with the German Lutheran immigrants was that of conducting the rite of confirmation on Palm Sunday. The first few years after the new settlers arrived were mostly dedicated to survival. They were very difficult years, and much death … More Confirmation Classes of 1840
Teacher Asche accepted a call to Trinity Lutheran School in Altenburg in 1884. His daughter, Marie Caroline, tells the tale of her family taking a train ride from Brooklyn, New York, where her father had been a teacher, to Grand Tower, Illinois. There they had to travel across the Mississippi River in a little skiff … More Lehrer Asche
Dr. Ernst Eduard Buenger and his wife, Amalia, had their tenth child on December 23, 1855. His name was Ferdinand Simon Buenger. He was welcomed into God’s family through Holy Baptism on New Year’s Day of 1856. About three years later, another Ernst Eduard became a father. Ernst Eduard Burkhardt and his wife Johanne had … More Double E.E.