On November 12, 1889, Ernest Friedrich Karl Groh was born in Altenburg, Missouri. I have learned that you have to be careful when looking at the Groh family. There are plenty of men named Ernest and Friedrich and Karl (Carl) in that family. This one had all those names, but he would later mostly be … More Groh West, Young Man
I want to address a few matters that need attention today and add a few items of interest. I will start by taking care of a few necessary corrections. First of all, in the recent post titled, Flummoxed by a Family, the following photo was published. I identified this bride and groom as Martin and … More Corrections, Complement, and Confirmations
I live in L.A. That is, I live in Lower Altenburg. This area of the metropolis of Altenburg is that section of town which is located east of Trinity Lutheran Church…..toward the river. L.A. was discussed in a previous blog post titled, Old Time L.A. In that post was this photo showing a portion of … More Groh Up in L.A.
Trinity’s Tischler told the story of Carl Groh, the Altenburg carpenter who was responsible for the construction of several items in Trinity Lutheran Church, such as their altar and baptismal font. These items are still very special to this church as they are used for the most important aspects of our Lutheran worship….Word and Sacraments. … More Groh-klahoma!
Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois was the location of a wedding ceremony on New Year’s Day in 1895. The two who were getting married were originally from Altenburg, Missouri. One was from Immanuel Lutheran Church, and the other was from Trinity Lutheran Church. The groom was Martin Groh, son of Carl and Sophia (Bier) … More New Year’s Nuptials
Around here, there are a few people who refer to the east side of Altenburg……past the downtown area, past the church and museum……as Lower Altenburg. It is just fun to say that you are from L.A. I happen to live in L.A. It is a part of town that is not as often visited because … More Old Time L.A.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of its current church sanctuary in 2017. If you have seen the exterior of this church, you immediately realize that there was plenty of masonry work done when it was built. On the inside, there was plenty of carpentry to be done. Whenever the … More Trinity’s Tischler