The Wiehe Pipe Organ

I am going to use a photograph as the centerpiece of today’s post.  I must admit this one made me chuckle.  The photo shows a South Dakota family’s children standing in a row with the caption, “S.D. Orgelpfeifen”.  Plus, it has a dog photo-bomber. Orgelpfeifen means “pipe organ” or “organ pipes”.  The children do look … More The Wiehe Pipe Organ

A Zschoch-ing Death

I must start today’s post with a little lesson on pronunciation.  One of the most unusual names to enter Perry County over the years was the name of one of pastors of Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna.  His name was Rev. Wilhelm Zschoche.  A previous post was written about his family titled, A Zschoch-ing Wedding.  … More A Zschoch-ing Death

Hilpert-Zschoche Family Gathering & Exhibit Opening

We had a wonderful time with the Zschoche-Hilpert family.  On Saturday, we opened the biographical exhibit of their family story that derived in Frohna, MO. (See Warren Schmidt’s previous blog on the family history). We are happy to have this incredible family as supporters of our site.  John Hilpert will be joining our docent team, … More Hilpert-Zschoche Family Gathering & Exhibit Opening

A Zschoch-ing Wedding

Rev. William Zschoche became a pastor in 1866 after graduating from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.  His first call was to a church in Paola, Kansas.  Not long after graduating, he married Emily Richter.  After serving there, he took his next call to Atchison, Kansas.  Finally, Rev. Zschoche’s last congregation was Concordia Lutheran Church in … More A Zschoch-ing Wedding