A Christmas song asks the question, Mary, Did You Know? I have to ask the following similar questions of Mary Bretscher. Mary, did you know whether you were born on December 31st or January 1st? Mary, did you know whether you were born in 1844 or 1845? I have to ask these questions because we … More Mary, Did You Know….Your Birthday?
Around Perry County, the Fritsche name is often associated with the village of Farrar, and Farrar has an old nickname. It has been referred to as Jammerthal, which means “valley of sorrow”. Today, I will tell the story of another Fritsche (or is it Fritzsche) who helped found a city whose name means “valley of … More Fritzsche in the Valley of Praise