I began to look into a girl who was reported to be born on May 27th. I was excited to do her story for a variety of reasons. However, after gathering all sorts of information for this post, I discovered the day of birth was incorrect. I decided to write the story anyway, mainly because … More Born May 27th…Or Was It March 27th?
There have been quite a few occasions during my time volunteering at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum when events transpire that I cannot explain in any other way than calling them “Acts of God”. The circumstances of my last few days have led me to plan more than one post telling the stories that … More Acts of God – Part 1
We will be looking at a special wedding anniversary today. It will detail the story of a couple that was married on October 20, 1870, making today their 150th wedding anniversary. It was the marriage of Adolph Bergt and Magdalena Weber. Let’s begin by looking at the early life of Adolph. Adolph was a junior. … More Bergt-Weber’s 150th
I am going to describe today’s post as a short story. It may not necessarily turn out to be so short in terms of words, but it does involve the lives of several individuals whose life stories were tragically short. It all begins with a birth that took place on this day back in 1883. … More A Demetrio Short Story
If you follow this blog regularly, you likely know already that the surname, Loeber, is pronounced the same as the word, labor, by people around here. You may also know that I have a tendency to look for a story from the Loeber family when we in America are celebrating Labor Day. And, if you … More A Schmidt Loeber Day
A birthday that took place 170 years ago attracted my attention for today’s story. Heinrich Gotthold Doering was born on June 2, 1850, the firstborn child of George and Theresa (Schlimpert) Doering. Before we discuss Heinrich’s life, let’s take a brief look at his parents. According to a Doering family book we have in our … More The Doering-Petzoldt Pair
I do not have much time for research today because I will be headed back to Altenburg. So, you are getting another quick post. May 23rd happens to be the anniversary date for two marriages that are special to me personally. They are not new stories. If you do a search on past posts on … More Two Special Anniversaries
Since we are not reopening the interior of the Lutheran Heritage Center to the public until early June, I wanted to challenge the idea that we are ‘closed.’ The team that keeps this place running has been working full press (within safety protocols) on: program development, restoring lighting, installing upgraded security, installing new flooring, creating … More Closed BUT Operational, Part 2
The first date that I had with my wife consisted of an evening of watching TV. Yes, I am a miserly old German. That evening included my wife making me dinner. I’ve been in love with her ever since. Believe me, there are countless reasons that I love my wife, not just her culinary skills, … More Winning His Heart through His Stomach?
I think today is the birthday of my great great grandmother, Maria (Saalfeld) Schmidt. Why would I just think it is her birthday? It is because there is just one record that I can find that indicates when she was born, and ironically, that is on her death record in the books of Trinity Lutheran … More Great Great Grandma Maria and Her Friends