Lochner-Loeber

The surnames, Lochner and Loeber, have found their place in several posts on this blog in the past.  Notably, a recent post told the story of a painting done by Rev. Friedrich Lochner on the occasion of the marriage of Theodore Ernst Buenger and Martha Loeber.  That post was titled, Stories in a Painting.  Today, … More Lochner-Loeber

A Census Hall of Fame

Today’s article is the result of starting out looking for information on one story and ending up telling a different story.  It all started with the birthday of Friedrich Ferdinand Grosse on May 27, 1811.  Ferdinand was one of the original immigrants whose family decided to stay in St. Louis and not move to Perry … More A Census Hall of Fame

Mama Lochner

Lately, my story ideas begin with a search for an event that took place on a certain day, and morph into a different story.  Today will be another of those.  We have a birthday boy by the name of Friedrich Wilhelm Schuricht, who was one of the original immigrants arriving in St. Louis in early … More Mama Lochner

A Tainted Wedding Record with a Wonderful Story

The marriage record above can be found in an Excel spreadsheet which is part of the church records of Old Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown St. Louis.  It was produced in order to provide another format for their church records.  However, the record shown above has a glaring error.  Carl Eduard Roschke did NOT marry … More A Tainted Wedding Record with a Wonderful Story

The Second St. Louis Lutheran Church (LCMS)

The March 7, 1848 issue of Der Lutheraner contained this article: “This past Sexagesima Sunday and the day after [February 27-28] the local German Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession had the pleasure of being able to dedicate its newly constructed second church in the northern part of the city.  The church has … More The Second St. Louis Lutheran Church (LCMS)