Two passengers aboard ships that traveled across the Atlantic Ocean in 1838-1839 as part of the Gesellschaft were born on the Fourth of July. The first birthday they would celebrate in Perry County in 1839 would also be the 63rd birthday of America. It wouldn’t be until 1870 that the Fourth of July became an … More Born on the Fourth of July
I’m going to begin this post by having you pretend you are a bride-to-be who is planning her wedding. Pretend also that you and your husband-to-be desire to have your wedding at Old Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis. Here are some questions for you to consider if you are in that position about picking … More Busy Day for a Marriage
In the German language, the word kühn means “bold” or “daring”. There were two surnames in the Gesellschaft that contained kühn, Kühn and Kühnert. As time went by, many German names containing an umlaut had that umlaut eliminated and replaced by putting an “e” after the vowel with the umlaut. So these two surnames became … More The Bold Immigrants
It was a Sunday in St. Louis, not too far from where Busch Stadium would later be built. But in 1842, it wasn’t a sports stadium that had been built. It was a church. Old Trinity Lutheran Church had finally been able to finish the construction of their new sanctuary, and they were going to … More 12/04/1842 – What a Day!
When the research crew at our museum runs across the Mueller surname, one of the first questions we ask is, “Which Mueller family are we talking about?” We usually put a Mueller into one of four categories. In fact, Gerard Fiehler has put together a special binder on the Muellers which is an attempt to … More The Beginning of the Frohna Muellers
Gottlob Grebing and Lucia Preusser were married on May 26, 1895 at Trinity Lutheran Church. We have a wedding photo of this Altenburg couple. Gottlob was the youngest child of Hartmann and Justina (Goethe) Grebing. Lucia was the youngest child of Friedrich and Juliane (Kuehn) Preusser. When this couple was married, Gottlob was employed as … More Saddle Shop Still Standing