A Franke Discussion

I happened to be working at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum yesterday along with my buddy, Gerard Fiehler. We had finished assisting some guests from Illinois and North Dakota who had come to see our museum. I had already completed yesterday’s post and then began looking for a story for today. That process led … More A Franke Discussion

Hecht Hardships

Perhaps it is because I started my search in our German Family Tree where I left off yesterday. The end result is that I found another Hecht story to share with you today. The birthday boy for today is Immanuel Ernst Hecht who was born on February 10, 1885. Immanuel was the son of Heinrich … More Hecht Hardships

Lor and Dor

I’m taking liberties with pronunciation today. The name Doering is pronounced “daring” around here, but I know that this surname is often pronounced as “door-ing”. As a beginning teacher, my first principal, Orlyn Schlie, had a wife named Dorothy. Those two were affectionately called “Or and Dor”. As I started looking at today’s marriage between … More Lor and Dor

Martha and Martin

I have not written many stories including the surname, Bronenkant, but when I do, I always ask myself the question, “Is it Bronenkant, or is it Bronnenkant?”  One ‘n’ or two ‘n’s’?  I see it spelled both ways.  Today, especially since both of the Bronenkant’s in this story spell it with one ‘n’ on their … More Martha and Martin

Fives are Wild

A birth took place on the (5)2 day of the month.  It took place in the year ’55.  And it was the 5th baptism to take place at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  The Math teacher still in me noticed a bunch of 5’s when I looked at a church baptism record found in … More Fives are Wild