Wirth-while Merchandise

Today would have been the 130th birthday for Hugo Wirth, who was born on March 25, 1890.  He was the son of George and Pauline (Schade) Wirth.  Hugo was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg.  We are unable to see baptism records from that church because a fire destroyed them.  A later confirmation record … More Wirth-while Merchandise

Pastor Paul

Marie Weinhold married Rev. Adolph Paul on March 10, 1904.  Or did she?  We have a few conflicting records for this wedding.  I will get to that issue later in this post.  First, let’s discuss the bride.  She is the only Perry County resident in this marriage, and she happened to be the older sister … More Pastor Paul

Teacher Noennig

My career was spent as a Lutheran educator.  I spent my days in several states, picked up a wife and family along the way, and served as both a classroom teacher and a principal.  The main character in today’s story followed pretty much that same pattern.  He also is today’s birthday boy. Paul Theodor Valentin … More Teacher Noennig