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

My Darling, Clementine

One of the characters in my book, Mama Buenger: Mother of a Synod is Clementine Buenger.  She is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on June 15, 1823 in Etzdorf, Germany.  She was the daughter of Rev. Jakob and Christiane (Reiz) Buenger.  Her father died in 1836, so her widowed mother decided to become a … More My Darling, Clementine

Bertha’s Joe and Otto

One hundred thirty-three years ago, Bertha Vogel was born in New Wells, Missouri.  Her birthday was May 6, 1886.  She was the daughter of William and Emma Susanne (Hoehne) Vogel and baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells.  Below is her baptism record. On October 27, 1907, Bertha married Joseph Richter of Wittenberg, Missouri.  … More Bertha’s Joe and Otto