Hometown Doc

I rarely write a blog post that is the result of a request.  That is mainly because I do not get many requests.  I will attempt to satisfy a request today.  Contrary to most days, I do not have a special event for today’s main character that took place on today’s date.  I chose to … More Hometown Doc

G.G. and A.A. Seibel

I am calling Georg Gottlob Seibel today’s birthday boy, but there is a little confusion about his date of birth.  There are conflicting church records.  Based on Gottlob’s baptism record at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Missouri, he was born on February 28, 1865 and baptized on March 3rd.  Gottlob was the son of Jacob … More G.G. and A.A. Seibel

Kindermädchen Emilie

Today will be one of those rare days when I write the story of a woman who never married.  I also find her story to be an amazing one.  Emilie Weinhold is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on October 17, 1878.  She was the oldest child of Paul and Louisa (Hermann) Weinhold.  Her full … More Kindermädchen Emilie

Double Double-U

Today I will share the story of W.W……..Wilhelm Wachter.  His story is not without its puzzles.  I hope I get it right.  I tell his story today because December 29th was the date of his second marriage in 1870.  But before I get to that, let me go back. Wilhelm came to America when he … More Double Double-U

July 14, 1887

Rev. J.F. Koestering served Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg from 1864-1887.  For the first thirteen years of that time, from 1864-1877, he also served as pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  During those years, the church in Altenburg dedicated a new church sanctuary in 1867, and the church in Frohna dedicated a new sanctuary … More July 14, 1887