Bendel the Burier

A wedding took place on this day 121 years ago at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Missouri.  The groom was August Bendel; the bride was Emma Kranawetter.  Their story is yet another case in which the people involved began living in Missouri, but spent most of their lives in Illinois. August Bendel was born on … More Bendel the Burier

Koeberl and Leimer

I am not in Altenburg right now and will not be there until later this coming week.  That makes a little difference in the way I write these posts.  I do not have access to the church records that we have at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum.  I will not be able to display … More Koeberl and Leimer

Theodore and Pauline

Happy 137th Birthday to Theodore Wilhelm Heinrich Schattauer!  He was born on March 7, 1883, the son of Matthew and Mary (Haberfellner) Schattauer.  Theodore was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Missouri.  The first census in which we find Theodore was the one taken in 1900 when he was 17 years old. Pauline … More Theodore and Pauline