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
On this date in 1969, Robert Fiehler died. However, it was not the Robert Fiehler who was a well-known resident of East Perry County and a huge supporter of the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum. That Robert Fiehler would also be well known for his son, Gerard Fiehler, who is one of the members of … More Not the One You May Be Thinking, But….
The photo shows a small group of people who visited our museum this past weekend. They were in town for their regular Richter Reunion, a gathering of descendants of Johann Christian Richter. This particular group of Richters were from Nebraska and Iowa. They are standing in front of some of the museum’s artifacts which came … More The 3R’s…Richter, Remembrance, Reunion
Today’s story begins with twin daughters being born on June 2, 1848, but we have to backtrack a little to set the scene. Below is the marriage record of Juliane Kuehnert and Johann Christian Friedrich Saalfeld on August 5, 1845 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. As near as I can tell, this was the … More Twins…..Only One Survives
May 27, 1873, was the wedding date for a couple whose parents spent some of their early time after the immigration in Perry County. Both of the groom’s parents and both of the bride’s parents spent those early years in and around Altenburg. The groom was Ferdinand Gerhard Walther and the bride was Bertha Emilie … More A Special Wedding with Perry County Roots
The Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum played host today to a group of students from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Des Peres, Missouri. It was a unique opportunity for us to inform these students that there are plenty of connections between the Log Cabin College here in Perry County and their school in the St. … More Log Cabin College Connections
February 17, 1869 was the birthday of Rev. Henry Adam Klein. He was born in Klein, Texas (now called Spring, Texas). The town of Klein was named after Adam Klein, Rev. Klein’s father. Rev. Klein’s connection to East Perry County is the fact that he was the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wittenberg … More Klein from Klein