Another Teacher Popp

The blog post today was written by John Popp.  He tells the story of his mother.  Previously, John has shared a story about his father, Richard Popp, who was a teacher at Trinity, Altenburg for many years.  Today, you will read the story of the other teacher in John’s family.  I am so grateful for … More Another Teacher Popp

Lehrer Lueders

Today’s story begins in Frohna.  The birthday girl marries a Lutheran teacher.  Agnes Fiehler was born on February 28, 1876 and baptized at the relatively new Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  Her parents were Benjamin and Bertha (Doberenz) Fiehler.  Benjamin was a farmer, and Agnes was the third of eleven children born into this family.  … More Lehrer Lueders

Teacher to Pastor

Right now, Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, and Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown are all being served by pastors who first had been Lutheran teachers before entering the ministry.  This is not a new phenomenon in the Lutheran church.  Back when the Log Cabin College was built, its three main … More Teacher to Pastor

Herr Harnagel

As I looked at the name of today’s main character, I realized that one of his names is one that was not commonly given to baby boys in this area.  That name is David.  This name is certainly one which has been given to many American children over the years.  It is also a Bible … More Herr Harnagel