John W. Behnken

John W. Behnken (1857-1968) Family Collection, c.1875-1973.

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:

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Wilhelm Sihler Collection, 1801-1937.

Collection Number: M-0019 2.3 linear feet BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Wilhelm Sihler was born on November 1801 in Bernstadt, Silesia, Germany. He entered the University of Berlin in 1826 after being discharged from the military, where he had obtained the rank of lieutenant at age 18. He graduated with a doctor of

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German Evangelical Lutheran Church (Napa, California) Minutes, 1892-1897.

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

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Edward L. Arndt

Edward L. Arndt (1864-1929) Papers, 1864-1995.

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

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Saxon Immigration Collection, 1811-1962.

Collection Number: M-0015 3.3 linear feet HISTORICAL NOTE: In the first half of the ninetieth century, rationalism–an attempt to apply a new line of reasoning to religion–was very strong in the Kingdom Saxony in Germany. Rationalism was an effort to make theological truth self-evident by human reason. Confessional Lutheran doctrines

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Ottomar Fuerbringer (1810-1892) Collection, 1810-1992.

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

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Heinrich Karl Georg von Rohr (1797-1874) Collection, 1787-1992.

Collection Number: M-0021 Collection Size: 0.3 linear feet Biographical Sketch Heinrich von Rohr was born into an aristocratic family on 15 May 1797 in Billerbeck, Germany. At age eight he entered the Prussian military academy and served as a page for Emperor Friedrich Wilhelm III. At 18 he was commissioned

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Ludwig Fuerbringer

Ludwig Ernst Fuerbringer (1864-1947) Collection, 1864-1964.

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,

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Friedrich Wilhelm Richmann (1820-1885) Collection, 1820-1945

Collection Number: M-0029 Collection Size: 0.15 linear feet Biographical Sketch Friedrich Wilhelm Richmann was born on 9 November 1820 in Hartum, Westphalia, Germany. His parents were J. F. W. Richmann (1782-1843), a master carpenter, and Maria von Behren (1781-1855). F. W. landed in New York on 27 June 1839 and

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Frankenmuth, Michigan, Historical Collection, 1840-1948

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

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