Edward and His Emma’s

Edward William Wunderlich is today’s birthday boy. He was born on January 9, 1862, making today his 159th birthday. Edward would go on to get married twice in his lifetime, and both of his wives were named Emma. Edward’s parents were Zacharias and Amelia (Gerstner) Wunderlich. Edward was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. … More Edward and His Emma’s

Wunderlich Ushers Congregation to Wyoming

I am sharing a fascinating story today about a wandering Wunderlich (actually two Wunderlich’s).  August Christian Wunderlich’s life history will take us on a journey around the country only to end up back in this area.  I will especially focus on one particular event which involved a pastor who moved his congregation to another state.  … More Wunderlich Ushers Congregation to Wyoming

Mama Wunderlich

Today, you are going to read the story of an amazing woman who gave birth to 13 children.  Yet she came short of outdoing her own mother, who had 15 children.  That mother may have to be a story for another day, but today we will tell the tale of Julia Kasten who is also … More Mama Wunderlich

Otto and Josephine

Otto Bodenschatz is our birthday boy today.  He was born on February 10, 1887, the son of Frederick and Rosalie (Mueller) Bodenschatz.  This Bodenschatz family originally lived in Altenburg but would later relocate in Shawnee Township in Cape Girardeau County.  Otto was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg.  Here is his baptism record. Otto’s … More Otto and Josephine