Katt Has Two Wives

You’ve heard that cats have nine lives. I found a story today in which a Katt has two wives. One of those wives is today’s birthday girl. I will begin by looking at her early years. Maria Theresia Lorenz was born on October 16, 1856, making today her 165th birthday. Theresia was the daughter of … More Katt Has Two Wives

First to Last

Yesterday’s birthday girl, Martha Pfannkuchen, was born on October 3, 1879. Today, you will read about a baby boy who was born on the very next day, October 4, 1879. And, in fact, today’s birthday boy was baptized on the same day at the same church as Martha Pfannkuchen. Today’s birthday boy was the firstborn … More First to Last

Pastor’s Pancake

Today, I start with the beginning of a pancake. I must point out that, in German, the word for pancake is pfannkucken. Clara Martha Pfannkucken was born on October 3, 1879. Martha was the daughter of Wilhelm and Magdalene (Schuessler) Pfannkuchen. Martha was the 6th child of 7 born into this family, but she was … More Pastor’s Pancake