Pastor Proofreader

We do not have a baptism record for today’s birthday boy.  In fact, we don’t even come close to looking at such a document.  That is because he was born in Ranchi, India.  The map below shows the location of Ranchi in East India. The boy born on August 5, 1846 in India was Bernhard … More Pastor Proofreader

Later Lehrer Lueders

A little over a year ago, I wrote the story of the couple made up of Martin Lueders and Agnes Fiehler.  That story was titled, Lehrer Lueders.  Just a reminder that Lehrer is the German term for “teacher”.  Martin Lueders spent much of his Lutheran teaching career in Kansas, although he was teaching in Fremont, … More Later Lehrer Lueders

Hammerand Carpenter

I never know from day to day where a story will lead me.  Today, I started with a baptism record at Salem Lutheran Church.  That and a confirmation record for today’s birthday girl are the only records we have in our German Family Tree.  The girl’s name was Julia Boehme.  Before I go on, let … More Hammerand Carpenter

Teacher to Pastor

Right now, Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, and Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown are all being served by pastors who first had been Lutheran teachers before entering the ministry.  This is not a new phenomenon in the Lutheran church.  Back when the Log Cabin College was built, its three main … More Teacher to Pastor

Twin Railroad Engineers

I do not often write stories that originate in Perryville.  I also do not often write about people with non-German names.  Today is an exception.  Twin boys were born on this day and baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville.  Their lives contain several tidbits of information that I find fascinating, so today you get … More Twin Railroad Engineers

From the Hills of Perry County to the Fields of Tripoli

Today’s story centers around Ruben Engert who would have been 100 years old today.  He was born in Altenburg on November 5, 1917 and baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Ruben’s parents were Theodore and Anna (Schroeder) Engert who lived in Friedland, or The Ridge.  Ruben’s mother, Anna, was the sister of the Molly Schroeder that … More From the Hills of Perry County to the Fields of Tripoli