Eugene and Madge – Longtown Salesman and Teacher

Eugene Emanuel Oberndorfer is today’s birthday boy. He was born on July 2, 1897, the last of 7 children born to Ernst and Gertrude (Hacker) Oberndorfer. Eugene was baptized at the brand new congregation in Longtown, Zion Lutheran Church. I am out of town for a while, so I cannot display church records. However, because … More Eugene and Madge – Longtown Salesman and Teacher

Ted Oberndorfer – Montana Rancher

The birthday boy for today is Martin Theodore Oberndorfer, who was born on June 9, 1880. Theodore would be celebrating his 143rd birthday today. He was the son of Joseph and Catharine (Hacker) Oberndorfer. I wrote a post about Theodore’s parents titled, An Austrian/Bavarian Pair in Saxon Frohna. Theodore was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in … More Ted Oberndorfer – Montana Rancher

Olga and Harry – Metzner’s with Longtown Roots

Olga Hacker is today’s birthday girl. She was born on April 16, 1891, so today would be her 132nd birthday. Olga was the daughter of Christopher and Adele (Schmidt) Hacker. She was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg, but she managed to avoid being recorded in the Friedenberg Remembrances book. Several of her siblings … More Olga and Harry – Metzner’s with Longtown Roots

Weber – Hornberger – Horn – Hacker – Voelker

When you see a title like the one above, you are likely to assume that the story will involve more than one marriage. You would be correct about today’s post. Also, like several other recent stories, this one involves someone who would be celebrating his 125th birthday today. Julius Adolph Weber was born on February … More Weber – Hornberger – Horn – Hacker – Voelker

Granny’s Granny

At Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, we have many members who call a woman, Granny. Kathy Schlimpert and her husband, Oliver, had 4 children, and all of them were girls. Those 4 are all married with children (and even some grandchildren), and they are all still members of Trinity. Therefore, we have plenty of Ponder’s, … More Granny’s Granny

An Austrian/Bavarian Pair in Saxon Frohna

Let me set the scene for today’s story. The Stephanite immigration that took place in 1839 included hundreds of people who came primarily from Saxony, Germany and settled in the the towns around Altenburg, Frohna, and Uniontown. Another group of immigrants, several of which arrived even before the Saxons, were from Bavaria, Germany, and many … More An Austrian/Bavarian Pair in Saxon Frohna