Bud and Edna

Theodore Fischer was born on this day back in 1897.  However, which Theodore Fischer was he?  One Theodore Fischer was born in 1902, and he became the doctor in Altenburg for most of his life.  He is not the Theodore Fischer who is today’s birthday boy.  Theodore Elmo Leo Fischer was born on December 3, … More Bud and Edna

Later Lehrer Lueders

A little over a year ago, I wrote the story of the couple made up of Martin Lueders and Agnes Fiehler.  That story was titled, Lehrer Lueders.  Just a reminder that Lehrer is the German term for “teacher”.  Martin Lueders spent much of his Lutheran teaching career in Kansas, although he was teaching in Fremont, … More Later Lehrer Lueders

Prairie City Anniversary and Its Perry County Connection

Back in October, when we were in the midst of preparations for our Immigration Conference, I ran across a story about Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri, celebrating their 150th anniversary as a congregation.  Because of all the hubbub around here, I was unable to write a story on this blog about that anniversary.  … More Prairie City Anniversary and Its Perry County Connection

My Aunt Evelyn Meyr

I welcome a new guest blogger today.  Her name is Pat Borgman.  She will tell you the story of one of her aunts, Evelyn Meyr.  Her Aunt Evelyn received her heavenly reward earlier this year, and she will receive special recognition in our immigration conference next week.  Evelyn was a member of the building committee … More My Aunt Evelyn Meyr

Frohna Fischers

Last year, on this date, I wrote a post titled, Unraveling the Palisch/Fischer Connections.  That post focused mostly on the marriage of Henry Palisch and Martha Fischer that took place on July 10th in 1887.  Today, I will focus on the other marriage that was just briefly mentioned in that article.  It was another marriage … More Frohna Fischers