Teacher Griebel

Today’s main character was born in California. It’s not often that I write the story of a person born in California. Of course, it is somewhat more believable when I tell you that he was born in California, Missouri. That town is located not far from Jefferson City as is shown in the map below. … More Teacher Griebel

Baptized at St. Sebald Lutheran, Strawberry Point, IA

I had no idea that there was a Lutheran church named St. Sebald. I had also never heard of a place named Strawberry Point, Iowa. Now I do. It even turns out that this Lutheran church has important historical significance. Just like East Perry County is an important place in the early history of the … More Baptized at St. Sebald Lutheran, Strawberry Point, IA

Hulda Bingenheimer – One of Brother John’s Girls

Today’s post begins with the birth of a girl named Hulda Carolina Martha Bingenheimer on August 18, 1898. She would be 124 years old today if she was still alive. Hulda was the daughter of John and Lena (Moeller) Bingenheimer. Let me explain today’s title. A previous post was titled Brother John’s Girls, and that … More Hulda Bingenheimer – One of Brother John’s Girls

Another Kunigunda

The rather unusual name, Kunigunda, has appeared on this blog several times over the years. I consider it unusual for a reason other than the fact that it is a name that has pretty much disappeared in today’s day, but also because of its meaning. It is a feminine name that means “brave warrior” or … More Another Kunigunda