Hometown Doc

I rarely write a blog post that is the result of a request.  That is mainly because I do not get many requests.  I will attempt to satisfy a request today.  Contrary to most days, I do not have a special event for today’s main character that took place on today’s date.  I chose to … More Hometown Doc

A Teacher’s Kid

June 29th was the day that Rudolph Johannes Meyr married Hedwig “Hattie” Josephine Schmidt at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. The marriage took place in 1920. By 1921, Rudolph and Hattie were living in Detroit, Michigan where Rudolph was teaching at Concordia Lutheran School. While in Detroit, this couple had their only child, Vernon Meyr.  … More A Teacher’s Kid


We hear much about Obamacare in our country.  There was a long time in Altenburg when you could say the people experienced Fischercare.  Theodore Fischer was the doctor for this area from 1933 to 1979.  He graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1927, finishing at the top of his class.  That is about … More Fischercare