Lixville Records

The latest addition to our Research Library is the church record book of the Lutheran congregation in a little community known as Lixville, Missouri.  This community is located in Bollinger County, not far from the town of Friedheim.  Back in August of 2016, we posted a blog about the records from the Friedheim church titled, … More Lixville Records

2016 Conference

The 4th biennial immigration history conference is now a piece of our history.  It was a wonderful three days of reunions with research patrons, a celebration of art and music, as well as an opportunity for our Historical Society to bring the leadership of the LCMS to the Altenburg region.  The Lutheran Heritage Center team … More 2016 Conference

With a Grateful Heart

As director, I try to consistently express my thankfulness for all of the people and efforts required to keep this incredible site moving forward.  However, sometimes I’m so busy being “present” in the moment that I forget to reflect on the gifts that are showered upon us on a typical day at the Lutheran Heritage … More With a Grateful Heart

Friedheim Records

Our research library has copies of church records from many local Lutheran churches which are often used by our visitors to study their family histories.  We are excited that we will soon also have the church records of Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Missouri, about twenty miles away from Altenburg. The majority of the work … More Friedheim Records

Brave Warrior?

April 6 was the birthday of Kunigunda Wirth in 1849.  Her name can be found in both the Friedenberg and Longtown, Missouri church records.  After seeing this name, we became curious about the name Kunigunda’s origin.  The name appears to have roots in Germanic tribes in Europe, and the name means “brave warrior”.  This also … More Brave Warrior?

A Sacramental Artifact

Today is Maundy Thursday, a  day to remember the institution of the Lord’s Supper.  We thought it would be a good day to highlight a very precious artifact which was part of the 1838-1839 immigration.  That artifact would be the Communion Chalice that is property of Trinity Lutheran Church here in Altenburg.  Following are some … More A Sacramental Artifact