Dartball Tourney Time

Plenty of Perry County projectiles are being launched in Frohna on Tuesday nights this February.  That is because the annual Lutheran Dartball Tournament is now taking place in the gymnasium of Concordia Lutheran Church.  It is a tournament which lasts for four week, and this year includes teams from 13 different local churches.  Around here, … More Dartball Tourney Time

Siegmund and Lydia – The Oswalds from Stringtown

Ella Lydia Koenig was born on December 11, 1892, so today would have been her 126th birthday.  Her parents were Emanuel and Clara (Weinhold) Koenig.  She was the sister of John Koenig, whose story was written in the post shown below. A Koenig-Lorenz Couple Lydia was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Missouri.  This … More Siegmund and Lydia – The Oswalds from Stringtown

My Aunt Evelyn Meyr

I welcome a new guest blogger today.  Her name is Pat Borgman.  She will tell you the story of one of her aunts, Evelyn Meyr.  Her Aunt Evelyn received her heavenly reward earlier this year, and she will receive special recognition in our immigration conference next week.  Evelyn was a member of the building committee … More My Aunt Evelyn Meyr

Paul Lueders – Time Lapse Photography

I have been receiving some very interesting input on the last few posts about photographs and photography.  You are getting another installment today.  This post will discuss Paul Lueders, the photographer….all four of them! First, there was the Paul Lueders from Frohna, Missouri, the youngest son of August and Mary Lueders, who was born in … More Paul Lueders – Time Lapse Photography

Martha and Joseph

A few weeks ago, we published a story about Bertha Militzer from Frohna who married a Lutheran teacher and ended up in Wisconsin.  That post was titled, How the Hoeck, He Met the Militzer.  Today’s story is about one of Bertha’s sisters who also married a Lutheran church worker and spent most of her life … More Martha and Joseph

Ahner Enigmas

I was having trouble finding a story for December 1st when I ran across a fact in our German Family Tree that led me to write last year’s December 1st story.  While looking at the story I wrote a year ago, I began to ask more questions about it, and since I didn’t have the … More Ahner Enigmas

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