Valentines Day Story: Flowers, Jewelry, and Her Mountain Man

I looked for a Valentines Day story.  I looked for a story that had some of the typical Valentine themes: hearts, flowers, cards, chocolate, jewelry, etc.  I think I found one.  If you read this blog regularly, you already know that I sometimes really have to stretch the meanings of people’s names to come up … More Valentines Day Story: Flowers, Jewelry, and Her Mountain Man

Walter and Wilma

Walter Dickmann was born on July 5, 1891, so that makes him today’s birthday boy.  Walter was the son of William and Augusta (Schalk) Dickmann.  Although we do not have any church records for his baptism, several documents indicate that he was born in Arnsburg, Missouri, which is located in the northern part of Cape … More Walter and Wilma

Lang-Rauh Connections

Yesterday, one of the characters was Anna Lang. Not long after she arrived in America in 1840, her mother, Magdalena (Harz) Lang, died.  Her father remarried.  His second wife was Anna Marie Fassold, and she blessed John Lang, Sr. with 7 more children.  The youngest of those children will be a major character in today’s … More Lang-Rauh Connections

Junior, Judge, and Representative

Today’s blog was written by Clayton Erdmann, the fifth grade teacher at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olivette, Missouri.  We thank him for his support of our museum and his contributions to this blog.   ================================ On this date, in 1861, my great great grandfather, Judge Heinrich (Henry) Ochs, Jr. was born near Friedenberg, Missouri. A … More Junior, Judge, and Representative