Martin Mangels and Emily Vogel were united in marriage on April 13, 1902 in Frohna, Missouri. This couple would have six children, one of which died in infancy. But the early lives of these children was not without its drama. Let me attempt to explain the Mangels saga. But first, here is their wedding photo. … More Montana Martin Mangels
I am going to backtrack to a post I wrote at the end of March titled, One of the Ridge Gerlers. In that post, I said I would have to tell the story of the Gerler family immigrating to America in another post. Today, I will tell that story. The family of Christian Frederich Gerler … More The Genesis of the Gerler Genealogy
Trinity’s Tischler told the story of Carl Groh, the Altenburg carpenter who was responsible for the construction of several items in Trinity Lutheran Church, such as their altar and baptismal font. These items are still very special to this church as they are used for the most important aspects of our Lutheran worship….Word and Sacraments. … More Groh-klahoma!
Matthias Wukasch died on March 19th in 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri. When he was buried in Frohna, they put a portion of Daniel 12:3 on his tombstone. Daniel 12:3 reads as follows: “And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like … More He Shines Like a Star
As we enter this new month, we get closer to the March Madness season for college basketball, I am going to share a story which shows how Perry County may have made a small contribution to a person’s basketball success. The connection with basketball comes from the story of a Lutheran educator who started his … More Indy Basketball Beginnings
Rev. Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was one of the original immigrants who was part of the Gesellschaft. In fact, after the removal of Rev. Martin Stephan, Rev. Walther became probably the most prominent leader of this group. He went on to become the first President of what would later be called the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. … More Maybe They Should Have Been Named Law and Gospel
Rev. William Zschoche became a pastor in 1866 after graduating from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. His first call was to a church in Paola, Kansas. Not long after graduating, he married Emily Richter. After serving there, he took his next call to Atchison, Kansas. Finally, Rev. Zschoche’s last congregation was Concordia Lutheran Church in … More A Zschoch-ing Wedding
I think I upset some people this morning. I mentioned the fact that Christian Roth was born in New York City while I was having breakfast at the Old Bank Coffee Shop. This breakfast eatery is operated by Lindy Roth, whose husband is the great great grandson of Christian Roth. Ruth Roth was also sitting … More An Upsetting Revelation
Rufus Schneider was the teacher in Wittenberg, Missouri from 1906-1912. During his tenure here, Rufus found himself a bride. He married Concordia Lueders, another Wittenberg resident. A mention was made in Birner Hotel – Wittenberg that Rufus was a boarder at the Birner Hotel in the 1910 census. I will attempt to give you a … More Rufus….Herr Schneider
Erwin Heinrich Bremer was born in Frohna, Missouri on October 15, 1907. He was baptized on October 27th at Concordia Lutheran Church. There is also a record of his confirmation at that church in 1921. Before 1930, Erwin moved to a rural area near Wisner, Nebraska. In the 1930 census, we find him as a … More Two Baptisms?