Pastor’s Pancake

Today, I start with the beginning of a pancake. I must point out that, in German, the word for pancake is pfannkucken. Clara Martha Pfannkucken was born on October 3, 1879. Martha was the daughter of Wilhelm and Magdalene (Schuessler) Pfannkuchen. Martha was the 6th child of 7 born into this family, but she was … More Pastor’s Pancake

Liddy’s Namesake

A birthday took place on this day 175 years ago that I consider very special. Perhaps it is because there is a chapter in my book Mama Buenger: Mother of a Synod that tells the tale of this child’s baptism. Perhaps it is because this child was likely named after one of the Buenger children … More Liddy’s Namesake

The Wiehe Pipe Organ

I am going to use a photograph as the centerpiece of today’s post.  I must admit this one made me chuckle.  The photo shows a South Dakota family’s children standing in a row with the caption, “S.D. Orgelpfeifen”.  Plus, it has a dog photo-bomber. Orgelpfeifen means “pipe organ” or “organ pipes”.  The children do look … More The Wiehe Pipe Organ

Wukasch and Wampner

Today would have been the 126th birthday of Theobald Wukasch.  His father, Matthias Wukasch, is pretty famous in East Perry County.  He and a colleague, Henry Welp, had a combined 101 years of teaching at Concordia Lutheran School in Frohna, Missouri.  Teacher Wukasch had a total of 10 children by way of two wives, Anna … More Wukasch and Wampner

Eldest Girl Elda

Elda Hemmann is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on December 17, 1890, the daughter of Benjamin and Emma (Sachman) Hemmann.  For many years, her father was a teacher in East Perry County.  He taught at the Lutheran school in Wittenberg from 1892-1902.  Then from 1903-1925, he was the teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in … More Eldest Girl Elda