Rev. Martin and Martha

Regular readers of this blog might remember that there have already been several posts that have included a combination of the names, Martin and Martha. You will be reading yet another one of those posts today, one that includes a Lutheran pastor with the name, Martin. I suppose it’s only appropriate that a Rev. Martin … More Rev. Martin and Martha

Herman’s Haircuts

The birthday girl in today’s story will lead us to Herman the haircutter. This birthday girl was born in Germany on May 8, 1888. Alma Marie Fritsche was the last child born into the family of Heinrich and Bertha (Boehme) Fritsche. According to our German Family Tree, she was the last of 7 children in … More Herman’s Haircuts

Edward and His Emma’s

Edward William Wunderlich is today’s birthday boy. He was born on January 9, 1862, making today his 159th birthday. Edward would go on to get married twice in his lifetime, and both of his wives were named Emma. Edward’s parents were Zacharias and Amelia (Gerstner) Wunderlich. Edward was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. … More Edward and His Emma’s

The Kasten-Telle Couple

Several days ago, I wrote the post, The Kasten-Ludwig Couple. Today I will share a story with a similar title. However, the setting for today’s tale is different. The post written recently was set in Shawnee Township of northern Cape Girardeau County. Today, the story will be set in Union Township of Perry County. The … More The Kasten-Telle Couple