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Collection Number: M-0005 Collection Size: 9.3 linear feet BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Edward L. Arndt was born on 19 December 1864 in Bukowin, Pomerania. He came from a strongly Lutheran family that left Pomerania (the Polish Corridor) to improve their living standard in America. They settled on the west side of Chicago where land was cheap. His…

Collection Number: M-0003 Collection Size: 10.4 linear feet RESTRICTIONS The collection is open for research under the normal access policies of the Institute. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE The Rev. George William Behnken was born on 30 March 1857 in Baden, Hannover. Both of his parents died when he was a young child: his mother when he was…

Collection Number: M-0103 Collection Size: 0.8 linear feet BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Herman Bielenberg was born on 13 December 1899 in Staten Island, New York, to Albertus and Carolina (Lehnert) Bielenberg. Albertus was a fabric colorer who encouraged his son to join the clergy. Herman graduated from Concordia College (Bronxville, New York) in 1920 and from Concordia…

Collection Number: M-0012 Collection Size: 0.21 linear feet BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Adolph Friedrich Theodor Biewend, was born in Rothenbuettel, Hanover, Germany, on 16 May 1816. At age 19 he entered the University of Goettingen, Germany, and completed his studies of theology there with honors in 1839. As customary at this time, Biewend accepted a position as…

Collection Number: M-0026 Collection Size: .21 linear feet Biographical Sketch Franz Julius Biltz was born on 24 July 1825 in Mittelfrohna bei Limbach, Saxony, the son of Christian Friedrich Biltz (d. 1828/9) and Sophie Biltz, née Ebert (d.1838). The orphaned Franz Julius came to the United States with his half-sister Louise Voelker in the Saxon…

Collection Number: M-0030 Collection Size: 1 linear foot Biographical Sketches This collection contains papers of Theodore Julius Brohm (1808-1881), of his wife Johanna von Wurmb Brohm (c.1804-after 1882), of their son Johann Theodore Julius Gotthold Brohm (1846-1926), and of his sons Arthur C. Brohm (1882-1968) and Theodore Brohm Jr. (1879-1957). Theodore Julius Brohm Theodore Julius…

Collection Number: M-0024 Collection Size: 3.3 linear feet Biographical Sketches Johann Friedrich Buenger Johann Friedrich Buenger was born on 2 January 1810 in Etzdorf, Saxony, as the oldest of twelve children to Pastor Jacob Friedrich Buenger and his wife Christiane Friederike nee Reiz. His father first educated him, and at the age of ten he…

Collection Number: M-0201 Collection Size: x.x linear feet HISTORICAL NOTE Immigrants from the Rhenish Palatinate settled in Tulpehoken after they were forced to move out of the Schoharie Valley in New York. This move occurred when their contracts with the Native Americans were declared null and void and when speculators in New York fraudulently acquired…

Collection Number: M-0104 Collection Size: 0.2 linear feet BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Johann Leonhard Daib was born on 13 July 1830 in Niederrimbach, Kingdom Wuerttemberg, Germany. He emigrated in 1849 and reached New York on 15 July. He graduated from the Fort Wayne seminary of the Missouri Synod in March 1854 and received his first call to…

Collection Number: M-0102 Collection Size: 0.08 linear feet BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Carl Louis Dittmer was born on 18 June 1833 in Zempelberg, West Prussia, Germany, and came to America at age 25. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts, and remained there until his death on 10 February 1906. In 1860 he married Sophie Miller. During the course…

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