Guetersloh-Rathjen

Before I begin today’s story,  I’d like to discuss pronunciation.  I have talked to several local folks about how to pronounce Guetersloh.  Although there is some difference of opinion, the pronunciation that gets the most support is Gitter-slaw.  In fact, the folks that use this pronunciation far outnumber any other pronunciation.  At least among the … More Guetersloh-Rathjen

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