Granny’s Granny

At Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, we have many members who call a woman, Granny. Kathy Schlimpert and her husband, Oliver, had 4 children, and all of them were girls. Those 4 are all married with children (and even some grandchildren), and they are all still members of Trinity. Therefore, we have plenty of Ponder’s, … More Granny’s Granny

A Thieret Throng

When you look at Lutheran marriages that took place in the 1800’s, you often find a couple in which one was born in Germany and one was born in the United States. When you get to marriages taking place in the 1900’s, almost all brides as well as grooms were born in this country. The … More A Thieret Throng

Great Great Great Granddaughter of Count Schmeuszer

Clara Thieret is today’s birthday girl. While looking into her story, I ran into a few interesting connections. One was that her grandmother’s surname was Lang. If you go another generation back, you find that her great great grandmother was Barbara Katherine Schmeuszer, who was the daughter of Count Schmeuszer. I found this paragraph in … More Great Great Great Granddaughter of Count Schmeuszer

Noel Nuptials

Yesterday’s story was about how on two separate occasions, Rev. O.R. Hueschen became a father during the very busy Christmas season.  In 1901, this same pastor agreed to perform a marriage ceremony at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown on Christmas Day.  Now keep in mind, not only had Rev. Hueschen prepared for several worship services … More Noel Nuptials