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
I hope that you have your registration in and have plans underway to visit us Oct. 25-27. We have made some wonderful arrangements for stellar presentations, entertainment, food, and an awesome custom coach fieldtrip. Visit the “Conference” tab on the website menu for a more detailed syllabus. Remember, there are NO registrations at the door. … More Conference 2018 is Almost Here!
Join us at the Lutheran Heritage Center in Altenburg, Sunday Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., 75 Church Street, for our Autumn Gathering/ Historical Society Meeting with Rev. Dr. Frederic W. Baue, a pastor emeritus of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, author, and renowned musician. Rev. Dr. Baue has deep roots in Perry County. He is writing … More Join us Sunday for an Autumn Gathering!
The congregation here at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg had the opportunity to sing “He’s Risen, He’s Risen” this past Sunday on the occasion of the First Sunday after Easter. This hymn is the only one in our hymnal which was written by Dr. C.F.W. Walther. He wrote both the lyrics and the tune. I … More A Hymn to Bring Back Hope
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
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