February 1 – Happy Birthday Reverend Stover

If you were an English-speaking Lutheran living in the Mohawk or Schoharie Valley back in the late 1800’s, you would have most likely been very familiar with today’s Amsterdam Birthday Blog celebrant, an evangelical preacher named Martin Stover. He had come back east from Ohio after the Civil War with his large family and spent his time ministering to the growing groups of Lutherans who were migrating to communities in this area…

You can read the rest of this story in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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