Menfro Moldenhauer’s

I get to tell the tale involving a brand new surname for this blog today.  That name is Gerstacker.  Today’s birthday girl is Emma Gerstacker, the daughter of Johann George and Eva (Bergmann) Gerstacker.  She was born on June 29, 1882 and baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville, Missouri.  On Ancestry.com, many of the … More Menfro Moldenhauer’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

Bendel the Burier

A wedding took place on this day 121 years ago at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Missouri.  The groom was August Bendel; the bride was Emma Kranawetter.  Their story is yet another case in which the people involved began living in Missouri, but spent most of their lives in Illinois. August Bendel was born on … More Bendel the Burier