To California from Frohna by Way of Colorado and Minnesota

Marie Fredericke Blanken was born on January 19, 1888, so she is today’s birthday girl. She would have to blow out 135 candles on her birthday cake if she was still alive. Marie was the daughter of Dietrich and Maria (Eisenberg) Blanken. Marie was the 4th of 10 children born to her mother and the … More To California from Frohna by Way of Colorado and Minnesota

The Journeys of a Sendling and His Son – Part 2

Fred Eggers authored this second installment to the Konemann story that was posted two days ago. Fred tells me he had some issues which kept him from getting this article written for yesterday. So, you are getting it today. I think you will find it worth the wait. ======================================== Yesterday I wrote about Teacher Detrich … More The Journeys of a Sendling and His Son – Part 2

Lydia of La Junta

Lydia Bruhl is today’s birthday girl. She was born on September 20, 1892, the daughter of Charles and Juliana (Popp) Bruhl. She was the firstborn child in this Bruhl family. Lydia was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, Missouri. Here is an image of her baptism record. We see evidence that the Bruhl surname … More Lydia of La Junta

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