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.