Mama Kieninger

Esther Kieninger would have been 134 years old today.  She was born as Esther Mueller on November 8, 1885.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Mathilda (Buenger) Mueller and her baptism record can be found in the church books of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  However, she may have been baptized in the church/school … More Mama Kieninger

Kieninger Cousins

As I write this story today, a group that calls themselves the Wittenberg Cousins is in town visiting.  This group of fun-loving folks comes to town twice a year and stays at The Inn here in Altenburg, since they would have a hard time finding a place to stay in Wittenberg.   They put up their … More Kieninger Cousins

Wittenberg Wares

The above photo shows the interior of the Mueller Store which was located along the bluff in Wittenberg.  This photo was taken sometime around 1930.  Joseph Mueller had run this store for many years, but he had died in 1920.  A photo of Joseph Mueller can be seen hanging on the wall in the upper … More Wittenberg Wares