In the history of Concordia Lutheran School in Frohna, we find an amazing duo of teachers. The two teachers both had names that started with a “W”. Between the two of them, they put in 101 years of service to that congregation and school. During many of those years, the faculty of Concordia consisted of … More Teacher Henry’s Son, Pastor Harry
Miriam Brauer married Rev. Roy Guelzow on April 12, 1942. As described in yesterday’s post, Rev. Guelzow was an associate pastor at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Columbus, Indiana. The senior pastor at that congregation was Miriam’s father, August Ernst Brauer. A transcription of an Indiana marriage record for Roy and Miriam is shown here. … More Acts of God – Part 2
There have been quite a few occasions during my time volunteering at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum when events transpire that I cannot explain in any other way than calling them “Acts of God”. The circumstances of my last few days have led me to plan more than one post telling the stories that … More Acts of God – Part 1
Today’s tale does not spend much time in Perry County, Missouri, but it has its beginning here. You will be viewing only one church record and two census records for the main character in today’s story that come from Missouri. This tale gives me the opportunity to discuss two themes that come out of the … More Rev. Professor Schmidt
The first thing I must do today is discuss the pronunciation of the surname Hoeh that you see in the title. Folks around here would pronounce this name as “hay”. We will be looking at the “ride” made by Carl Edward Hoeh as he made his journey through life. The homes he had throughout his … More The Hoeh Ride
I have been honored to write for this blog. However, that is not why I have composed the above title. Instead, there was once a Lutheran pastor who could have said after his wedding, “I have been “Ahner”ed.” (The surname Ahner is pronounced the same as the word “honor”.) And since his surname was Iben, … More Iben “Ahner”ed
Our birthday boy for today is Edmund Werre. Edmund is out of the ordinary for this blog because he was not born in Perry County and therefore not found in any of our church records. It is actually to my advantage today to discuss someone from elsewhere because once again I am not in Altenburg. … More Martha Ends Up Werre?