Just the Two of Them

I am once again away from Altenburg for a few days, so I am at the disadvantage of not being able to use the resources we have in our musuem’s library.  I’ll have to just use online sources to find information in the meantime.  As for today’s story, I think our guest blogger, Wayne Schuessler, … More Just the Two of Them

Band of Brothers

Anna Marie (Mary) Mahnken is today’s birthday girl.  She was born on September 26, 1881 in Farrar, Missouri and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church.  This is her baptism record. Mary’s parents were John and Mary (Versemann) Mahnken. A little over a year later, a boy by the name of Johannes (John) Friedrich Theodore Bellmann was … More Band of Brothers

Not Such a Jolly Band

Yesterday’s story about the Jolley Boys Band was a pretty uplifting type of post.  Today’s is not.  However, there is something similar about yesterday’s blog and today’s.  In both cases, the story started with a photograph.  Yesterday, a photograph showing a bunch of young men in a band clowning around just had to be used.  … More Not Such a Jolly Band

The Bottoms Church

Today’s story starts in Friedheim, Missouri, but does not end there.  We start with the birth of Emma Wehmueller, the daughter of Louis (Ludwig) and Mary (Ochs) Wehmueller.  Here is a portrait of these two parents. Little Emma was born on August 1, 1895 and was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim by Rev. … More The Bottoms Church

Holschen’s Landing

April 6th was the birthday of Carl Heinrich Wichern in 1892.  His parents were Daniel and Maria (Leimbach) Wichern.  He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Here are photos of the parents. Daniel Wichern had purchased some property along the Mississippi River in the 1880’s.  The area where he purchased this land was … More Holschen’s Landing