Men Teachers

I am going to use today’s post to point out a big change that has taken place within the schools of America, including our Lutheran schools.  I will begin by using some common words often used to initiate stories.  “Once upon a time,…”  Once upon a time, America’s classrooms were full of men teachers.  In … More Men Teachers

Nice Try, Adolph

We will be recognizing a man today who would have been celebrating his 125th birthday had he still been alive.  His name was Gottfried Adolph Telle, and he was born on August 26, 1893.  He went by his middle name, Adolph, and he was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Missouri. Adolph was the … More Nice Try, Adolph

Shifting Schaefers

Today would have been the 91st anniversary of Herman and Thekla.  Or was it Benjamin and Onita.  On their Perry County marriage license we see them as Benjamin and Onita. On a gravestone, they are Herman and Thekla.  I am going to use Herman and Thekla. Not only did the names they used shift during … More Shifting Schaefers

My Bologna Has a First Name – It’s O-S-C-A-R

A rather obscure member of the 1838-1839 immigration was a furrier by the name of Johann Traugott Bolz.  On this day, January 17th, in 1841, he married Auguste Wirth.  Their marriage is recorded in the Old Trinity Lutheran Church books in St. Louis, but at that time, that congregation did not have its own church … More My Bologna Has a First Name – It’s O-S-C-A-R

The Lutheran Curse…What Happened?

****Disclaimer:  This is another tongue-in-cheek post. It is meant to entertain, not inform.  However, there are some historic facts contained therein which are indeed true. ====================================== Those of you who follow this blog faithfully know that I have previously written about what is called The Lutheran Curse.  So when the Cubs won the World Series, … More The Lutheran Curse…What Happened?