Pocahontas Undertaker

I’m going to begin with a little mathematics today. Today is September 2nd, or as is shown with just numbers, 9/2. 9 x 2 = 18. Also, 9 “squared” is 81. So, for my crazy mathematical brain, 9/2/1881 carries with it a special mathematical significance. And 9/2/1881 is the birthday for one of the main … More Pocahontas Undertaker

A Carpenter’s Son

Jesus was a carpenter’s son.  He went on to carry out the mission of his Heavenly Father.  Although I begin with the birthday of a girl in Perry County today, I will use that event to kick off the story of one of her sons.  That son was also the son of a carpenter, and … More A Carpenter’s Son

Koeberl and Leimer

I am not in Altenburg right now and will not be there until later this coming week.  That makes a little difference in the way I write these posts.  I do not have access to the church records that we have at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum.  I will not be able to display … More Koeberl and Leimer

Boehme’s in Frames

I took a different approach today.  Instead of looking for a story that corresponds with today’s date, I chose to highlight a donation that our museum recently received.  And yet, despite that approach, I still managed to find a trivial connection to today’s date. The donations we received are photographs from a Boehme family, so … More Boehme’s in Frames

A Wirth-y Carpenter

John Wirth was born on March 29, 1854.  Or was he?  According to the records of Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg, there was another John Wirth born on July 24, 1857.  Since they were both sons of Peter and Anna (Adler)(Newberry) Wirth, these two would have been brothers.  Before I attempt to explain this, I … More A Wirth-y Carpenter