Teacher Popp’s Pop

For twelve years, Trinity Lutheran School in Altenburg, Missouri had a teacher on their staff by the name of Richard Popp.  Like several other teachers around here over the years, Teacher Popp went off to get his teacher’s training and returned home to serve in Perry County.  Teacher Popp’s dad was born on this day, … More Teacher Popp’s Pop

Here Comes the Judge

August 30th was the birthday of a judge.  On this day in 1867, Adolph Gottfried Schmidt was born.  He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Missouri and was probably one of the last baptisms to take place in the 1845 church before the dedication of the new church later in 1867.  Today would … More Here Comes the Judge

Junior, Judge, and Representative

Today’s blog was written by Clayton Erdmann, the fifth grade teacher at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olivette, Missouri.  We thank him for his support of our museum and his contributions to this blog.   ================================ On this date, in 1861, my great great grandfather, Judge Heinrich (Henry) Ochs, Jr. was born near Friedenberg, Missouri. A … More Junior, Judge, and Representative