Liddy’s Namesake

A birthday took place on this day 175 years ago that I consider very special. Perhaps it is because there is a chapter in my book Mama Buenger: Mother of a Synod that tells the tale of this child’s baptism. Perhaps it is because this child was likely named after one of the Buenger children … More Liddy’s Namesake

Mama Loeber

On July 16, 1852, Sophie Henriette Wilhelmine (Zahn) Loeber died in St. Louis, Missouri.  I have discovered that there are several similarities between this Mama Loeber and the Mama Buenger who is the main character in my book. Wilhelmine was the wife of Rev. Gotthold Loeber, who was the first pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church … More Mama Loeber