The beginning of the cookbook gives a short history of the church. Trinity Lutheran Church was organized on 26 December 1887, in the home of Richard F. Wendel. The following were listed as charter members of the church constitution: Gottlieb Schimke, August Wendt, Christian Schimke, Fritz Diechman, John C. Schroeder, August Zosel, Heinrich Erdman, Fritz Krahe, Christian Schleif, Heinrich Mueller,Carl Mueller, Fritz Duesing, Daniel Meister, Carl Braun, Wilhelm Schimke, Fritz Salowsky, Joachum Brandt, John Neitzke, Heinrich Trettin, John Pietsh, August Schimke, and Richard Wendel. The church building was dedicated on 17 November 1889 with Pastor Heinrich Schmidt as pastor.
The following relatives have recipes in this cookbook:
Kathryn Puryear (my mother's oldest sister)-Aunt Kate was on the cookbook committee and has 17 recipes in the cookbook. Kathryn's maiden name is Fredricks, daughter of Otto and Daisy Fredricks.
Kathryn Welch (my cousin-daughter of Kathryn Puryear above)-Kathryn has 5 recipes. Kathryn's maiden name is Tritten. She is the daughter of Carl Tritten and Kathryn Fredricks.
John Tritten (my cousin-son of Kathryn Puryear above)-John added 1 recipe to the book. John is the son of Carl Tritten and Kathryn Fredricks.
Susie Tritten (married to my cousin, John, above) Susie added 2 recipes.
Heather Tritten (the daughter of John and Susie Tritten, above) She contributed 2 recipes.
Audrey Glover (my mother)-Mom has 2 recipes included. Audrey is the daughter of Otto and Daisy Fredricks.
Lola Brown (my mother's sister)-Aunt Lola contributed 3 recipes. Lola's maiden name is Fredricks, she married Walter Brown. She is the daughter of Otto and Daisy Fredricks.
Rose Marie Hilliards (my cousin)-Rosie added 5 recipes. Rose Marie is the daughter of my mother's sister, Daisy Marie Fredricks and Leo Sandberg.
I have a few of the recipes in my collection from the book. I remember my mother making a few of these when I was younger. I chose the following recipe to share because I remember getting this recipe from my Aunt when I was in college. I have made this recipe many times. Enjoy!
Barbecue Spare Ribs
3 pounds loin or spare ribs
Combine the following ingredients and pour over ribs. Bake at 350 degrees for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
1 medium onion chopped
2T salad oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup catsup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup prepared mustard