Mr. Martin Militzer

In February of 1856, Johann Christian Militzer married Caroline Wachter at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  They were married when Rev. Christoph Loeber was the pastor at that church.  This is an image of their marriage record in the Concordia books. After they were married, this couple began having children.  Their firstborn was Emma Militzer, … More Mr. Martin Militzer

Blacksmith to the End

Today would have been the 116th wedding anniversary for the main characters in today’s story.  Their wedding took place at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas on October 6, 1901.  That wedding would have taken place in the church building shown on the left in this photo. The groom for the 1901 wedding was Johannes Gottfried … More Blacksmith to the End

Youngest of the Jahns

Today would have been the 155th anniversary of Gottfried and Sarah (Jahn) Wachter.  They were married in 1861 at Trinity Lutheran Church by Rev. J.P. Beyer.  Sarah Jahn (pronounced YON or YAWN) was the youngest of the children in the Gottfried Jahn family that was part of the original immigration.  Sarah was not born until … More Youngest of the Jahns