Lehrer Lueders

Today’s story begins in Frohna.  The birthday girl marries a Lutheran teacher.  Agnes Fiehler was born on February 28, 1876 and baptized at the relatively new Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  Her parents were Benjamin and Bertha (Doberenz) Fiehler.  Benjamin was a farmer, and Agnes was the third of eleven children born into this family.  … More Lehrer Lueders

Advertising a New School

On this day, (August 13) in 1839 the following advertisement appeared in a St. Louis German newspaper called the Anzeiger des Westens.   This is the English translation of that advertisement. We, the undersigned, intend to establish an instruction and training institution which differs from the common elementary schools principally in that it will embrace, … More Advertising a New School

Another Kleine Schule

A few days ago, we posted a photo of Trinity, Altenburg’s Kleine Schule.  Today our topic will be the Kleine Schule located at Concordia, Frohna.  The building shown in the above photo was built in 1898. One of the interesting stories associated with this school was the teacher shown in the picture.  His name was … More Another Kleine Schule