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

Carl and Emma

Emma Lorenz is today’s birthday girl.  Because she was born on May 14, 1882, she would have been 137 years old today.  She was the daughter of John and Carolina (Mueller) Lorenz.  Her family descends from the Lorenz family that settled around Altenburg.  There is a whole different Lorenz family that settled in Farrar.  Emma … More Carl and Emma

Adolph and Anna

Today would mark the 130 anniversary of Adoph Joseph (A.J.) Doering and Anna Richter.  They were married on February 28, 1889 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Several factors contributed to my selection of this story today.  One was their special anniversary.  Another factor was the amount of photographs I located of that family and … More Adolph and Anna