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Collection Number: M-0105 Collection Size: 0.08 linear feet BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Herman Duemling was born in Germany in 1845; it is unknown when he came to America. From 1872 to 1874 he was a professor at the Teacher’s College in Addison, Illinois. From 1874 to 1899 he served as professor of science and mathematics at Concordia…

Collection Number: M-0008 Collection Size: 0.4 linear feet RESTRICTIONS The collection is open for research under the normal access policies of the Institute. HISTORICAL NOTE The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana was incorporated in 1966 as an outgrowth of mission activities of the Lutheran Synodical Conference in West Africa. The work was later assumed by…

Collection Number: M-0059 10 boxes, 2 linear feet BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Walter Otto Forster was born on September 14, 1913 in Chesterfield, Missouri. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, with a B.D. degree in 1935. Forster earned both his degrees in history from Washington University in Saint Louis—a master’s degree in 1936 and a Ph.D….

Collection Number: M-0025 Collection Size: 0.3 linear feet Historical Background When Pastor F.C.D. Wyneken pleaded during his 1841 visit to Germany about the lack of Lutheran pastors in America, Pastor Wilhelm Loehe from Neuendettelsau, Bavaria, immediately became interested and developed a plan to start mission work in Michigan. His special attention was given to the…

Collection Number: M-0027 Collection Size: 8.3 linear feet Biographical Sketch Ludwig Ernst Fuerbringer was born on 29 March 1864 in Frankenmuth, Michigan. He was the youngest of five children born to Ottomar Fuerbringer and his wife Agnes Buenger. He received his preparatory training at Concordia College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after which he entered Concordia…

Collection Number: M-0023 Collection Size: 1.7 linear feet Biographical Sketch Ottomar Fuerbringer was born on 30 June 1810 in Gera, Thuringia, Germany, as the son of Wilhelm Fuerbringer and his wife Christine Ernestine Graef. He studied theology in Leipzig from 1828 to 1830, during which time he was strongly influenced by his friends and fellow students…

Collection Number: M-0300 Collection Size: 1 ledger Microfilm #1672a Microfilm The original ledger in the collection was microfilmed in 1986 by the LDS Church. Historical Note The German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Napa, California, was organized on 4 September 1892. It held services in the building of the German Reformed congregation in Napa. Pastor William…

Collection Number: M-0110 Collection Size: 2 Folders Biographical Sketch Johann Andreas August Grabau was born 18 March 1804 in Olvenstedt, Saxony, in the Kingdom of Prussia, the son of Johann Andreas Grabau (d. 1822) and Anna Dorothea Grabau née Jericho. J.A.A. Grabau had a brother John and a sister Lisette. He was married in Erfurt…

Collection Number: M-0020 Collection Size: 2.7 linear feet Biographical Note Carl Johann Otto Hanser was born on 7 September 1832 in Schopflohe, Bavaria, Germany, as the sixth child of Pastor Franz Hanser and his wife, the former Euphrosyne Johanna Renger. He was educated at the local public school as well as at the Gymnasium in…

Collection Number: M-0010 Collection Size: 2.25 linear feet BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Ernst Gerhard Wilhelm Keyl was born 22 May 1804 in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, where he spent his childhood and his youth. In 1829 he graduated from the University of Leipzig and followed his first call as a pastor to Niederfrohna, Saxony. According to the Sächsische…

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