Carl and Emma

Emma Lorenz is today’s birthday girl.  Because she was born on May 14, 1882, she would have been 137 years old today.  She was the daughter of John and Carolina (Mueller) Lorenz.  Her family descends from the Lorenz family that settled around Altenburg.  There is a whole different Lorenz family that settled in Farrar.  Emma … More Carl and Emma

Silent Partner

I started looking for a story to write today by looking for an event that took place not only on October 30th, but on October 30, 1867.  I did that because I wanted to find an event that took place the day before Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg was going to dedicate their new church.  … More Silent Partner

Art and Tillie

July 9th was not only the birthday of Mathilde Gerler, it was her anniversary.  She was born on July 9, 1882.  Her birth record in the Immanuel Lutheran, Altenburg church records say that she was born in Friedland, which is another term for The Ridge.  She was the daughter of Louis and Emma (Thurm) Gerler.  … More Art and Tillie