Although you do not find their names in the Bible, church tradition says that the names of the Wise Men were Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthasar. Today, we tell the story of Balthasar. Balthasar Schmidt, that is. Today was date that Balthasar Schmidt married Friedericke Schade. They were married on June 19, 1861 at Immanuel Lutheran … More Wise Man Schmidt
Emma Lorenz is today’s birthday girl. Because she was born on May 14, 1882, she would have been 137 years old today. She was the daughter of John and Carolina (Mueller) Lorenz. Her family descends from the Lorenz family that settled around Altenburg. There is a whole different Lorenz family that settled in Farrar. Emma … More Carl and Emma
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
If he was alive today, we would be celebrating the 127th birthday of Walther Theodosius Weinhold. Walther is shown on many documents as being named Walter, and my guess is that most people called him Walter during his lifetime. However, his given name was Walther. One may wonder if he was named after the famous … More Named After His Grandmother?
A marriage took place on this day, May 9th, in 1882. I suppose it could be argued that the wedding took place in either Altenburg or Wittenberg, but my best guess would be Wittenberg. A new school/church building had been constructed in Wittenberg on property which is said to have been donated by Joseph Weinhold … More Estel Marries the Eldest
Meta Sylvia Lueders was born on this day, December 17th, in 1914. Just a few years ago, she died at the age of 99 years. Her life was certainly an interesting one. She herself was the product of some very influential families in the village of Frohna, Missouri, and her own family would be included … More Lumber Yard Matriarch
In a recent article published in the Washington Post, the following quote was made: “By official estimates, upward of 2 million tourists will descend on Wittenberg this year — and that could pose a problem.” Residents of East Perry County should relax after reading this after they realize that the Wittenberg mentioned here is not … More Our Wittenberg