We are going to be celebrating a special wedding anniversary today. On March 3, 1870, Johann Peter Mangels married Engel Mahnken at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri. That makes today their 150th wedding anniversary. Their church marriage record is shown below. It is just the 2nd marriage in the Salem church records on this … More Angel Becomes Mangels
Rebecca Martha Estel is today’s birthday girl. She was born on December 31, 1841 and baptized the next day on January 1, 1842. Martha was the sister of Elias Estel, whose story was told on this blog this past December 17th. That post was titled, Elias Estel’s Early End. When her brother died tragically in … More When Did Martha Estel Die?
A typical Lutheran pastor works very hard during the Christmas season, especially on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This year, it is even more challenging because the Fourth Sunday in Advent also occurs on Christmas Eve. Today I will tell the story of a pastor’s wife who had her own version of labor on two … More Pastor’s Wife Gives Birth on Two Christmas Eves
In a previous post by the above name, the story was told about a childless couple, the Leo Lottes family, who took in several young children who needed a home. Today is another story like that. If he was still alive today, Otto Palisch would be celebrating his 151st birthday. He was born on October … More Let the Children Come to Us – Part Two