An Epidemic Survivor

The summer of 1849 in St. Louis, Missouri, especially the month of July, bears a certain resemblance to the present-day coronavirus pandemic.  A previous post on this blog described what was happening during the Cholera Epidemic that devastated that city and especially the Lutheran church located there, Old Trinity Lutheran Church.  That post was titled, … More An Epidemic Survivor

Papa Buenger

The year was 1836.  It was two years before the Saxon immigrants would leave their German homeland to journey to the United States to establish a new home.  Rev. Jakob Buenger lived in the little town of Etzdorf where he was the pastor.  Also living with him in the church’s parsonage were his wife, Christiane, … More Papa Buenger

More Loebers in the House

Pictured are cousins, Madison and Luke Klaus, both descendants of our original Pastor G.H. Loeber in Altenburg.  They are standing beside the wedding dress of their multi-great grandmother, Wilhelmine Sophie Zahn Loeber.  They shared their direct family history with our research library.  It was wonderful to spend time with young adults interested in their family … More More Loebers in the House