Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Maria Wilhelmine Schilling is today’s birthday girl. She was born on December 5, 1863, making today her 158th birthday. Maria was the daughter of Friedrich and Theresia (Schuessler) Schilling. She was probably baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, although there is no record included in that congregation’s books. An older sibling, as well as … More Baptized in Altenburg; Died in Wittenberg; Buried in Frohna

Wittenberg Roth’s

Today, I will once again choose to write about a family that has been briefly mentioned in previous posts. I feel this family deserves more thorough attention, so that is what I hope to do. There are several Roth families that presently live around Wittenberg (which is basically a ghost town now). I am pretty … More Wittenberg Roth’s

R.I.P. Rudy

Rudy Bodenschatz may have died this past Tuesday, June 1st, but his memories will remain with us. For many years, Rudy served the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum as a docent. When I first moved to Altenburg 11 years ago and became a docent myself, I would occasionally be paired with Rudy for a day. … More R.I.P. Rudy