In 1731, in the city of Salzburg, Austria, an Edict of Expulsion was issued. Count Leopold von Firmian, a Roman Catholic archbishop and also the prince of Salzburg, declared that all citizens of that city must become Roman Catholics, and if they chose not to do so, they must leave. It was especially a slap … More Lutherans in Exile, Y’all
Today, our story begins with the birth of Arthur Kuehnert on January 7, 1888, but we will take that story back farther. Arthur was the great grandson of the Johann Christlieb Kuehnert, who brought his family to America in the 1839 immigration. Johann’s son, Johann Christian Kuehnert, is shown in the middle of the front … More Church Builders
Dr. Ernst Eduard Buenger and his wife, Amalia, had their tenth child on December 23, 1855. His name was Ferdinand Simon Buenger. He was welcomed into God’s family through Holy Baptism on New Year’s Day of 1856. About three years later, another Ernst Eduard became a father. Ernst Eduard Burkhardt and his wife Johanne had … More Double E.E.