Port Hope’s St. John Lutheran School closes after 133 years

PORT HOPE - Port Hope's St. John Lutheran School is closing due to declining enrollment after 133 years of offering a Christian education, most recently to K-8. "Throughout the years, thousands of young people have entered our doors and left with a firm foundation rooted in our Lord jesus Christ," the school released in a [...]

2017-08-16T13:33:19+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Ancestry, Michigan, News|0 Comments

Earl Pochert’s Last Letters Before His Death at the Battle of the Bulge

Earl Pochert During a very complicated battle near the end of World War II, American forces advanced toward Germany in a very intense war called the Battle of the Bulge.  The lives lost were many and included my uncle, Earl Pochert. In a letter written to his brother and sister-in-law (my parents), Earl [...]

2017-12-27T03:14:50+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Ancestry, Michigan, News, Pochert, Terry, Port Hope|0 Comments

Nettie Skrade Gardening

Nettie Skrade, An Angel in the Garden Although Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church in Novi, Michigan, no longer exists (now Holy Cross Episcopal Church), the memories and contributions of Nettie Skrade live on.  This is her story of the love of gardening.  Nettie is no longer with us.  She was born on February 3, 1907, [...]

2017-08-22T16:33:27+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Ancestry, Pochert, Terry|0 Comments