Schroeder and Vogt

Heinrich Hans Vogt is said to have been born on January 26, 1846 in Germany.  Some documents also indicate that Henry came to America in 1872.  Henry settled in the Fountain Bluff Township in Jackson County, Illinois.  The time he arrived was not long before the official formation of Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois, … More Schroeder and Vogt

Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

I call it an “act of God”.  Just a day or so ago, I received a message from a man with the surname Rathjen, who asked about his family’s connection to the Miesner family mentioned in the story, Perry County Percolating into Coffeyville.  This gentleman expressed an interest in finding out more about his family’s … More Joseph Rathjen – What Goes Around, Comes Around

Hilpert-Zschoche Family Gathering & Exhibit Opening

We had a wonderful time with the Zschoche-Hilpert family.  On Saturday, we opened the biographical exhibit of their family story that derived in Frohna, MO. (See Warren Schmidt’s previous blog on the family history). We are happy to have this incredible family as supporters of our site.  John Hilpert will be joining our docent team, … More Hilpert-Zschoche Family Gathering & Exhibit Opening

A Zschoch-ing Wedding

Rev. William Zschoche became a pastor in 1866 after graduating from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.  His first call was to a church in Paola, Kansas.  Not long after graduating, he married Emily Richter.  After serving there, he took his next call to Atchison, Kansas.  Finally, Rev. Zschoche’s last congregation was Concordia Lutheran Church in … More A Zschoch-ing Wedding