Monday, July 27, 2015

Baptism Record of my Dad and His Sister Alberta

While browsing through church records on Ancestry Library Edition, I came across the database entitled Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Records, 1875-1940. In this record group, I found my father and aunt's baptism records from Zion Lutheran Church in Huron, Ohio from the 1920s. Rev. William R. Lucht was the minister who baptized my dad and his older sister.

My aunt, Alberta Marie Orshoski, was born to Stephen and Emma (Yeager) Orshoski on October 31, 1926, and she was baptized in November of 1926. Her baptismal sponsors were Emma's parents, Andrew Yeager, Sr. and Lena (Piehl) Yeager. My dad, Paul Orshoski,  was born to Stephen and Emma (Yeager) Orshoski on December 1, 1927, and he was baptized on April 1, 1928. His sponsors were Andrew Yeager, Jr. and Dorothy Yeager, the sister and brother of his mother Emma. Alberta's record is number 12 on the image below, and Paul is found at number 17.

Below is a picture of my paternal grandparents and their first three children, Alberta/Bertie, Paul, and baby Wayne, about 1929.

While I did not learn any earth-shattering new information from these baptismal records, it was wonderful to see the record. It is hard for me to imagine this lovely family as being so young, since now all in the picture are deceased. I knew each and every one, and they were special to me, each in their own way.


Miss Merry said...

What a wonderful and special find

Dorene from Ohio said...

Can't wait do so more exploring - - I have lots of Lutherans
in my Family Tree!