Merchant Marriage

Concordia Pauline Neubeck was born on this day 150 years ago.  She was the first child born into her family.  Her father was George Neubeck, whose story was told in the post, Dealer and Healer in Downtown Altenburg.  Her mother’s name is a little bit of a puzzle.  In her St. Louis marriage record, her … More Merchant Marriage

Hometown Doc

I rarely write a blog post that is the result of a request.  That is mainly because I do not get many requests.  I will attempt to satisfy a request today.  Contrary to most days, I do not have a special event for today’s main character that took place on today’s date.  I chose to … More Hometown Doc

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