Warren Schmidt

Today’s post is about a new-to-me Lutheran author, Warren Schmidt. 🙂 He has self-published two books, Mama Buenger: Mother of a Synod and Wittenberg ’03: Coming of a Church.

He is also close to publishing a third book, Wittenberg ’04: Coming of the Railroad! 

All of them are historical fiction with a dedication to accurate facts. Mr. Schmidt is actually the president of the Petty County Historical Society. That is the group which operates the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum in Altenburg, Missouri. (You may remember the organization from their connection with Absolutely Fearlesswhich dedicates proceeds to the museum.)

These books are sure to be a goldmine for American Lutheran history.

Warren Schmidt also maintains a rich presence on the museum’s blog, having written more than 1600 posts! Wow! (To compare, my blog and the museum’s blog date back to January 2016 and, diligent though I am, I’ve published 1,371.)

Here is the Amazon blurb for Mama Buenger: Mother of a Synod:

Mama Buenger: Mother of a Synod gives an account of the stories which took place in the family of Christiane Buenger, who brought her family to America as part of a mass German immigration in 1839. In this book, you will discover how influential the members of her family were to the establishment of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. This book tells many stories which actually took place in and around this family until Christiane’s death in the Cholera Epidemic of 1849 in St. Louis. Her remarkable family, despite numerous disappointments, persevered and left a legacy which can be a model for families still today.

Here is the Amazon blurb for Wittenberg ’03: Coming of a Church

The year is 1903. The small river town of Wittenberg, Missouri is the setting for many beginnings. A church begins. A railroad is being built. A bank may be coming to town. Love is in the air as three romances are germinated. Add a little bit of friendly politics. While all this is happening, the Mississippi River persistently flows by, providing constancy to a quickly changing village. Step back in time and enjoy a little bit of Lutheran history from Southeast Missouri.

Nice! Very good! Another excellent example of a Lutheran educator retiring to a life of writing! 

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  1. Thank you for recognizing my work. I really appreciate it.

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