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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Robert David Preus Collection, 1920-1996.

Collection Number: M-0016 Collection Size: 33.5 linear feet, 21 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes Biographical Sketch Donor Information The collection was donated to Concordia Historical Institute by Mrs. Donna Preus in April 1996. Restrictions Folders 1008-1017 are closed for research for a period of 20 years (2019). Permission to access

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Walter O. Forster (1913–1997), Manuscripts and Papers (1936–1953)

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

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Francis August Otto Pieper (1852-1931) Collection, 1878-1932.

Collection Number: M-0007 Collection Size: 10.6 linear feet BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Francis August Otto Pieper was born on 27 June 1852 in Karwitz, Pomerania, as one of seven children born to August Pieper and his wife, Bertha Lohf. His father was the town’s mayor. After finishing grammar school, he attended the

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Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana

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

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August Pieper (1857-1946) Papers, 1900-1920.

Collection Number: M-0109 Collection Size: 2 sermon books; 1 folder BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH August Pieper was born on 27 September 1857 in Carwitz, Pomerania, Germany. He was a graduate of Northwestern College, Watertown, Wisconsin, and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. His first call brought him to Kewaunee, Wisconsin, where he served

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Herman Duemling

Herman Duemling (1845-1913) Collection, 1845-1913.

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

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