Baltimore Boxdorfer

A marriage took place in Perry County on this date 150 years ago.  The Perry County marriage record for this wedding is shown here. As you can see, it was Henry Boxdorfer who married Elisabeth Rauh on that day.  The pastor who is listed, Rev.  F.C. Besel, was serving Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg at … More Baltimore Boxdorfer

Max’s Boy Turns 90

It is not often that I take the time to write about someone who is actually alive.  I’ve become more of an expert on dead people.  Today’s main character is definitely still walking on God’s green earth and is very much alive.  His name is Delbert Schmidt, and he is a very important person to … More Max’s Boy Turns 90

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

Market Mates

June 24th was the birthday of Max Rauh.  His given name was Martin Friedrich Rauh and he was born in 1906.  His parents were Ernst and Emma (Wirth) Rauh.  Early in his life, Max was a member of Peace Lutheran in Friedenberg where his parents had been married.  Somewhere along the line, Martin started carrying … More Market Mates

Groh-klahoma!

Trinity’s Tischler told the story of Carl Groh, the Altenburg carpenter who was responsible for the construction of several items in Trinity Lutheran Church, such as their altar and baptismal font.  These items are still very special to this church as they are used for the most important aspects of our Lutheran worship….Word and Sacraments.  … More Groh-klahoma!