I am going to describe today’s post as a short story. It may not necessarily turn out to be so short in terms of words, but it does involve the lives of several individuals whose life stories were tragically short. It all begins with a birth that took place on this day back in 1883. … More A Demetrio Short Story
The name Oetting has shown up in my own life on several occasions. When I attended St. Jacobi Lutheran School in St. Louis, there was a Mr. Oetting that was a teacher there. When I got to Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska, a few more Oettings were professors and coaches on that staff. Not … More The Emmas from Emma
Today’s post will highlight a man’s life, but gets started with the birthday of his wife. In the world of family research when you are using information found in places such as census records, you will find much more information about men than you do about women. It is an unfortunate fact that women are … More Lohmann Becomes High Man
For twelve years, Trinity Lutheran School in Altenburg, Missouri had a teacher on their staff by the name of Richard Popp. Like several other teachers around here over the years, Teacher Popp went off to get his teacher’s training and returned home to serve in Perry County. Teacher Popp’s dad was born on this day, … More Teacher Popp’s Pop
Today, July 5th, was the birthday of Friedrich Adolph Thurm in 1891. He was the firstborn child of Emanuel and Ernestine (Stueve) Thurm of Altenburg. Emanuel was the brother of Gerhardt Thurm who was the main character of the post, That Thurm Throng. This new baby, Adolph, was going to have plenty of Thurm cousins. … More Adolph, Merchant of Wittenberg
The Herman Weber family has reunions at the old family place outside Frohna on a fairly regular basis. At one of those gatherings, the family had a booklet printed which related the history of this Weber family. Yesterday I wrote about Teacher Brockmann at Grace Lutheran School in Uniontown who was from West Point, Nebraska. … More As For Me and My House….
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.