Acts of God – Part 2

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

J.J. the Accountant

One of my boyhood friends was named Joel. Someone pinned him with the nickname “Jolly Joel” which appropriately described his character. As time went by, that nickname was shortened to “J.J.”. Today, you will read the story of another man who could have been called “J.J.”. I don’t know if he was, but I cannot … More J.J. the Accountant

Pastor Proofreader

We do not have a baptism record for today’s birthday boy.  In fact, we don’t even come close to looking at such a document.  That is because he was born in Ranchi, India.  The map below shows the location of Ranchi in East India. The boy born on August 5, 1846 in India was Bernhard … More Pastor Proofreader