The birthday of a girl in St. Louis is the starting point for today’s tale. Emilie Christiane Happel was born on July 30, 1858, the 8th child of William and Christiane (Kuehn) Happel. Her parents were both original members of the Gesellschaft in 1839. The marriage of Emilie’s parents took place on the day when … More Theodore and His Two St. Louis Wives
I’m going to begin this post by having you pretend you are a bride-to-be who is planning her wedding. Pretend also that you and your husband-to-be desire to have your wedding at Old Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis. Here are some questions for you to consider if you are in that position about picking … More Busy Day for a Marriage
It was a Sunday in St. Louis, not too far from where Busch Stadium would later be built. But in 1842, it wasn’t a sports stadium that had been built. It was a church. Old Trinity Lutheran Church had finally been able to finish the construction of their new sanctuary, and they were going to … More 12/04/1842 – What a Day!