Diamanda’s Dozen

Every once in a while, I have this thought that I am going to run out of stories to write for this blog.  That thought usually doesn’t last long because when the time comes to look for another story to write, there always seems to be one there just waiting to be told.  Our research … More Diamanda’s Dozen

Run of the Mills

Our German Family Tree records 14 children born into the Martin and Magdalena (Noennig) Weinhold family.  Arthur Joseph Weinhold was the 12th child, and he was born on this day, February 9th, in 1894.  All of these Weinhold children were baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  Arthur’s entire life was centered around mills.  Here … More Run of the Mills

Pound the Hammer, Ring the Bell, Bang the Drum

The Perry County Lutheran Historical Society had its beginning in 1910.  Its original mission was to preserve the Log Cabin College which was the birthplace of Concordia Seminary.  This cabin was built in 1839, but by the early 1900’s, it was showing its age and in danger of ruin.  In 1912, this historic building was … More Pound the Hammer, Ring the Bell, Bang the Drum

Selfsame Seibels

Martin Seible married Clara Arbeiter on May 1, 1921 at Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Illinois.  Otto Seibel married Bertha Ziegler on May 20, 1922 in Murphysboro, Illinois.  What makes these two marriages special is the fact that Martin and Otto Seibel were identical twins. Martin and Otto were born on November 3, 1897 in … More Selfsame Seibels