Leo and Lena

We have a birthday boy today by the name of August Leo Saupe, who went by the name of Leo. He was born on June 29, 1863, the son of Julius and Justine (Dietze) Saupe. Today would have been Leo’s 158th birthday. He was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri. His baptism record … More Leo and Lena

Julius Migrates from Altenburg to Altenburg

Our friend, Dale Kirmse, from Florida is the author of today’s post.  Dale is a relentless researcher.  He was a presenter at our Immigration Conference here in Altenburg last October.  He is our “go-to” guy for information on the out-migration that took place from Perry County to Alva, Oklahoma.  We at the Lutheran Heritage Center … More Julius Migrates from Altenburg to Altenburg

Longtown’s Hair Hacker

We hear plenty in the news these days about hackers.  There are hackers in America.  There are hackers in foreign countries.  They make the news when they have succeeded in their hacking.  Hackers are a relatively new phenomenon.  The advent of hackers only occurred with the advent of computers and the internet.  However, you may … More Longtown’s Hair Hacker