Wittenberg Holschen’s

Whenever considering doing a story on Holschen’s, I automatically think that the story will focus on Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. I think almost all the local Holschen stories I have told have been ones in which the characters were born, baptized, and buried there. That will not be the case today, even though the … More Wittenberg Holschen’s

Fiehler/Wachter

We have a birthday girl today.  Her name was Martha Fiehler.  I will not waste any time telling you today that her husband was Ernst Wachter.  One of the nice things about today’s couple is the fact that both of these two characters are included in photos taken of their families including their siblings.  Let’s … More Fiehler/Wachter

Ben and Bertha

Bertha Ernestine Doberenz was born on February 25, 1851 in Germany.  While she was still quite young, in 1852, Bertha came with her parents and an older brother to America.  Bertha’s parents were David and Anna (Thiemer) Doberenz.  When this family arrived here, they became members of Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown (although it was … More Ben and Bertha