I found this definition of a church nave: “the principal longitudinal area of a church, extending from the main entrance or narthex to the chancel, usually flanked by aisles of less height and breadth: generally used only by the congregation.” Generally speaking, it is the central and usually the largest area within a church where … More The Baptist Church’s Nave
Today is a good day for me to do a story that only has two potential church records to view. I am once again out of town doing a grandparently duty, so I cannot display such church records. It seems that I have written several of these kinds of stories lately that involve an East … More Joe and Eunice Noennig
I will look at a character today whose life is not very well documented. He disappears from the records after the 1870 census when he was just 11 years old. Yet despite that fact, he managed to become the main character of a book that has been written. There are so many questions raised when … More Where Did You Go, Joe?
Every once in a while, my wife and I take off on a trip somewhere. Today is one of those times. We are joining a few friends in a little jaunt to Kentucky to visit the Ark Encounter. It is a place to remember a story of destruction, a story of rescue, and a story … More Off to the “Promise” Land
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
Today’s story takes us all over the place. We will be in Kansas, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and California. Martin Henry Mueller was born on this day, August 30, in 1883. Martin came from what we call the Frohna Muellers. His parents were Rev. Friedrich Wilhelm and Clara (Schuppan) Mueller. A previous blog post told a … More Mr. Mueller, the Salesman