Today’s story highlights a special birthday to celebrate. Maria Augusta Koenig would have been 150 years old if she was still alive today. She was born on July 25, 1871, the daughter of Zacharias and Mariana (Ackermann) Koenig. Maria’s baptism record is found in the books of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. That record is … More Maria Enters New Jerusalem
First of all, I want to recognize the fact that today is the birthday of my great grandfather, Gottwerth Schmidt, who came to America as part of the Gesellschaft when he was four years old. However, today I will be focusing on a baby Schmidt girl that was born on September 7, 1865. Her name … More Another Schmidt Birthday
I was not quite sure what to call a group of swans, so I looked it up. Although there are several options that are acceptable, the answer which seemed the most applicable is bevy. The picture below shows a bevy of Swans. The children in the back row of this photo were the children of … More A Beautiful Swan Joins the Bevy
Today’s story is one involving people who are more contemporary than those we usually cover. Normally, we tell stories that describe folks who lived way back in the 1800’s. Today’s story goes well into the 1900’s. This story attracted my attention for three reasons. First, the story refers to characters living in Seward, Nebraska, where … More A Nebraska Builder
My research journey began today with the fact that George Doering and Amalia Theresa Schlimpert were married in Perry County on May 16, 1849. Here I must interject that this marriage is not recorded in the church books in Altenburg. This was that time period right before Rev. Gotthold Loeber’s death and the church records … More What’s A Doering Doing in Nebraska?
We had a school group at our museum today from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arnold, Missouri. Accompanying them was their pastor, Rev. Jeremy Schultz. We just had to do a little research into that church. St. John’s Lutheran Church was started in 1848 when a group of men met with Rev. C.F.W. Walther, President … More From Johannes to Schultz