Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 2

Today, ur museum’s friend, Cal Eggers provides the second part to his blog post about two men from this area who made important contributions to the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Enjoy.     ============================================ The blogs of yesterday and today were inspired by the photo and article from the November-December 2018 issue of “The Lutheran Layman.” … More Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 2

Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 1

The next two days, we will be publishing two parts of a post written by one of our guest bloggers, Cal Eggers.  Cal is an outstanding researcher and has contributed to our blog in the past.  His blog posts for the next two days come at a very convenient time.  The next two days, our … More Two Men Sent from Perry County for a Purpose – Part 1

First and Second Coming of Farrar Fritsche’s

The founding father of the Farrar Fritsche’s was born on this day, February 17, 1843.  Heinrich Fritsche was born in Germany.  While still in Germany, he married Bertha Boehme.  These two were probably married around 1870 because their first son was born in 1871.  Although I could not find any baptism or marriage records in … More First and Second Coming of Farrar Fritsche’s

Julius Migrates from Altenburg to Altenburg

Our friend, Dale Kirmse, from Florida is the author of today’s post.  Dale is a relentless researcher.  He was a presenter at our Immigration Conference here in Altenburg last October.  He is our “go-to” guy for information on the out-migration that took place from Perry County to Alva, Oklahoma.  We at the Lutheran Heritage Center … More Julius Migrates from Altenburg to Altenburg

Henry Becomes a Husker

Several posts have been published about Perry County people moving to Nebraska.  Some have been about those who settled in the western part of that state around Potter and Sydney.  Others, like the ones in this story, settled in the northeastern part of Nebraska in the area shown by the map below. However, we have … More Henry Becomes a Husker