Lehrer Lueders

Today’s story begins in Frohna.  The birthday girl marries a Lutheran teacher.  Agnes Fiehler was born on February 28, 1876 and baptized at the relatively new Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  Her parents were Benjamin and Bertha (Doberenz) Fiehler.  Benjamin was a farmer, and Agnes was the third of eleven children born into this family.  … More Lehrer Lueders

Lehrer Asche

Teacher Asche accepted a call to Trinity Lutheran School in Altenburg in 1884.  His daughter, Marie Caroline, tells the tale of her family taking a train ride from Brooklyn, New York, where her father had been a teacher, to Grand Tower, Illinois.  There they had to travel across the Mississippi River in a little skiff … More Lehrer Asche