Martha and Joseph

A few weeks ago, we published a story about Bertha Militzer from Frohna who married a Lutheran teacher and ended up in Wisconsin.  That post was titled, How the Hoeck, He Met the Militzer.  Today’s story is about one of Bertha’s sisters who also married a Lutheran church worker and spent most of her life … More Martha and Joseph

Teacher to Pastor

Right now, Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, and Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown are all being served by pastors who first had been Lutheran teachers before entering the ministry.  This is not a new phenomenon in the Lutheran church.  Back when the Log Cabin College was built, its three main … More Teacher to Pastor

A Capital Wedding

Two brothers, both shoemakers, were part of the Gesellschaft that came to America in 1838-1839.  They were the Richter brothers from Kolkau, Germany.  They came to America aboard the Copernicus. Here we see these two brothers shown on the passenger list of that ship.  You can find Kolkau on the map below.  It is one of the … More A Capital Wedding