From New York to Perry County to Collinsville

When Holy Cross Lutheran Church began in 1848, there were five families who were involved in its organization.  Two of those five families had connections to Perry County.  Those two were the Fischer and Grass families.  Before I was done rounding up information about those two, I managed to find a few other Perry County … More From New York to Perry County to Collinsville

Maria Boettcher – An Answer to Jacob’s Prayers

June of 1849 was a tragic month in the life of Jacob Kalbfleisch, who lived in St. Louis and was a member of Rev. C.F.W. Walther’s congregation.  This is how this tragedy is described from a family tree on Ancestry.com. “Tragically, very shortly after their arrival in St. Louis the cholera epidemic swept through St. … More Maria Boettcher – An Answer to Jacob’s Prayers