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HISTORY

from the 100th Anniversary Booklet, 1879-1979.

BIRTHS/BAPTISMS

CONFIRMATIONS

MARRIAGES

BURIALS

MEMBERS

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1878-1893
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 REV. C. MARDORF
BORN April 16, 1851, Melsunfern, Hessia, Germany
DIED January 20, 1935, at his home in Monticello, Iowa
COLLEGE Four years in a private academy conducted by Rev. Zuelch; two years at a mission school founded by Pastor Vilmar, St. Sebald and Mendota, Illinois, he graduated and was ordained at Iowa City, Iowa.
SERVED Solon, Iowa; three years at Waterloo, Iowa; Wayne Zion, Monticello, where he labored 42 years.
RETIRED 1918
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1893-1895
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 REV. R. H. EILTZ (The first resident pastor.)
BORN September 24, 1871, Tannum, East Friesia
DIED March 27, 1938, Marshfield, Wisconsin
COLLEGE Strackholt and finished at Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, was ordained at Castle Grove, Iowa, July 16, 1893, by C. Mardorf
SERVED Congregations in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, and Misnnesota. His last charge was for about 10 years at Harrisville, Wisconsin.
CHILDREN Seven
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1895-1901
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 REV. HUGO LUTZ
BORN June 25, 1874, Galena, Illinois
COLLEGE Warburg College, Waverly, Iowa, 1885-1892; was ordained at Castle Grove, Iowa, December 15, 1895, by Rev. Fr. Lutz
SERVED SS. Peter and Paul, Castle Grove, Iowa, 1895-1901; St. Peter's, Greene, Iowa, 1901- 1906; St. John's, Cullom, Illinois, 1906-1913; Zion, Clinton, Iowa, 1913-1918; St. Paul, Saginaw, Michigan, 1918-1924; Zion, West Union, Iowa, 1924-1938; Emmanuel, Gary, Indiana, 1939-
MARRIED Florence Mardorf, Monticello, Iowa, June 8, 1897; Rosetta Hertel, Nauvoo, Illinois, May 8, 1944
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1901-1902
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 REV. OTTO WILHELM ADOLF GAMMELIN
BORN June 18, 1867
DIED September 23, 1950
SERVED Ada, Minnesota, 3 months, 1893; Preston, Iowa, 1893-1894; Garnavillo, Iowa, 1894- 1901; Castle Grove, Iowa, 1901-1902; Brandon, Wisconsin, 1902-1909; Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, 1909-1947
RETIRED Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1937
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1902-1906
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 REV. HEINRICH WILHELM REINECKE
BORN 1871, Bridgewater, South Dakota
DIED September 28, 1946, Bridgewater, South Dakota
SERVED Corwith, Iowa; Castle Grove, Iowa; Massbach, Illinois; Boyd, Iowa; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Rock Creek, Iowa; Leola, South Dakota serving 22 years; and Bridgewater, South Dakota where he was serving at the time of his death.
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1906-1908
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 REV. GERHARD WEISE
SERVED Kiester and Walters, Minnesota, June of 1917 when he joined the Missouri Synod.
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1908-1917
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 REV. HANS NAETHER
BORN February 7, 1886, Torgan, Germany
COLLEGE Gymnasium-Lenox College, 1916; University of Iowa; ordained at Castle Grove, Iowa, July 5, 1908, by Rev. C. Mardorf
SERVED Castle Grove, Iowa and Filial, Hopkinton, Iowa, 1908-1917; Sterling, Nebraska, 1918-1920; Atlanta University, 1923-1930; taught in Germany, 1930-1938; taught in Virgin Island, 1938-1940; Dreeinigkeits, Lehigh, Kansas, 1940-1942; Immanuel, Fairview, Kansas, 1942-1945; Avery, Oklahoma, 1946-1947; Round Rock, Texas, 1948-; Goodrich, North Dakota, 1949-; Coolidge, Arizona, 1950-; Arthur, North Dakota, 1951-1952; Piney Woods, Mississippi, 1953-1954; Americus, Georgia, 1955-
MARRIED Emma Rose Schmid, Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Island, November 30, 1921
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1917-1920
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 REV. HANS STREEB
BORN Wendelstein, Bayern, Germany
DIED May 31, 1963
COLLEGE Neuendettelsau, Dettelsau Sem., Germany, 1897-1900 Business College, Germany
SERVED Palmyra, Nebraska, 1900-1901; Randolph, Nebraska, 1901-1903; Rapid City, Nebraska, 1903-1908; Pyrmount, Missouri, 1909-1911; Massbach, Illinois, 1911-1917; Castle Grove, Iowa, 1917-1920; Stickney, South Dakota, 1921-1925; Hosmer, South Dakota, 1925-1931; Windsor, Colorado, 1931-1934; Omaha, Nebraska, 1935-1935; Bessie, Oklahoma, 1935-1940.
RETIRED October 1940
MARRIED Freda Horn, July 21, 1904
CHILDREN Emma, Henry, Otto, Gerhard, Lydia, Authur, Agnes, Maeia, and Paul
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1920-1925
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 REV. MICHAEL SCHERF
BORN March 12, 1891, Rhineland, Germany
COLLEGE Gymnasium in Germany; Wartburg Sem., 1917
SERVED First English, Kimball, Nebraska, 1917-1918; St. Paul, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, 1918-1920; SS. Peter and Paul, Monticello, Iowa, 1920-1924; St. John, Hartsburg, Illinois, 1924-1927; St. Peter, Slasford, Illinois, 1927-1936; St. John, Anchor, Illinois, 1936-1941; Trinity, Goshen, Indiana, 1941-1945; Christ, El Cerrito, California, 1945-1947; Faith, Marysville, California, 1947-1951.
RETIRED 1951
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1925-1926
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 REV. O. SITZLER
BORN September 30, 1877, Wurzen, Saxony, Germany
DIED February 26, 1935
SERVED Maistee, Michigan, 1898-1902; Pontiac, Michigan, 1902-1904; North Tonawanda, New York, 1904-1906; Merril, Wisconsin, 1906-1908; Mineola, Iowa, 1908-1924, Joined the Iowa Synod, 1925-1926, at Castle Grove, Monticello, Iowa.
RETIRED 1927
MARRIED Christine Vollensen, 1898
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1926-1935
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 REV. GOTTLIEB FREDERICK WOLF
BORN April 21, 1899, McDade, Texas
COLLEGE TLC, 1921; Wartburg Sem., 1924
SERVED Jourdanton, Texas, 1924-1926; SS Peter and Paul, Monticello, Iowa, 1926-1935; St. Paul, Plamer, Iowa, 1935-1938; Eagle Lake, Texas, 1939-1943; St. Paul, Columbus, Texas, 1944-1962; Trinity, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1962-1964.
RETIRED 1964
MARRIED Ida Gold, 1926
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1935-1944
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 REV. ARNOLD RICHARD WILLIAM THALACKER
BORN May 21, 1905, Wautoma, Wisconsin
COLLEGE Wartburg College, Clinton, 1927; Wartburg Seminary, 1930
SERVED St. John, Grinnel, Iowa and Trinity, Malcom, Iowa, 1930-1935; SS Peter and Paul, Monticello, Iowa, 1935-1944; and St. John, Hopkinton, Iowa, 1941-1944; St. John, Palmer, Iowa, 1944-1951; St. Paul, Des Moines, Iowa, 1951-1960; Grace, Tripoli, Iowa, 1960-1965; Salem, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1965-1966; St. Paul, Maynard, Iowa, 1966-1970
RETIRED 1970
MARRIED Erna Klein, 1932; Lois Westwood, 1950
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1944-1950
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 REV. HERMAN ADOLPH DIERS
BORN July 26, 1897, Oldenburg, Germany
COLLEGE Wartburg College, 1916-1920; Wartburg Seminary, 1923
SERVED St. John, Olin, Iowa, 1923-1924; Zion,, Northwood, Iowa, 1924-1928; St. John, Vilmar, Iowa, 1928-1937; Salem, Andrew, Iowa, 1937-1944; SS Peter and Paul, Monticello, Iowa, 1944-1950; Immanuel, Titonka, Iowa, 1950-1962
RETIRED 1962
MARRIED Viola Ager, 1927
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1950-1957
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 REV. PAUL KENYON
BORN February 3, 1914, Waterloo, Iowa
COLLEGE Wartburg College, 1935; Warburg Seminary, 1940
SERVED Hope, Littleport, Iowa and Immanuel, Elkport, Iowa, 1940-1941; Hope, Brighton, Iowa, 1941-1947; St. Paul, Thornton, Iowa, 1947-1950; SS Peter and Paul, Monticello, Iowa, 1950-1957; Grace, Prairieburg, Iowa, 1950-1951; St. Paul and Zion, Hull, Iowa, 1957-1962; Bethel, Abdal, Nebraska, 1962-1965; Salem, Superior, Nebraska, 1962-1966; American, Filley, Nebraska, 1966-; Peace, Lewiston, Nebraska, 1970-
MARRIED Gertrude Judt, 1944
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1957-1967
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 REV. RICHARD EDMUND ZELLMER
BORN March 16, 1927, Sioux City, Iowa
DIED April 23, 1993
COLLEGE Wartburg College, 1950; Wartburg Seminary, 1954
SERVED Birnamwood, Wisconsin, 1954-1957; SS Peter and Paul, Monticello, Iowa and St. John, Hopkinton, Iowa, 1957-1967; St. Peter, Eldorado, Iowa, 1967-
MARRIED Minona Dettermann, 1953
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1967-1970
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 REV. NORTON J. MCCAUGHAN
BORN April 14, 1913, Des Moines, Iowa
COLLEGE LBI, 1938-1940; ELTS, 1958-1960
SERVED Zion, Arneckeville, Texas, 1960-1962; St. John, San Juan, Texas, 1962-1967; St. John, Hopkinton, Iowa and SS. Peter and Paul, Monticello, Iowa, 1967-1970; Palestine, Dolliver, Iowa and Union State Line, Jackson, Minnesota, 1970-
MARRIED Lila Bjornrud, 1943
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1970-1978
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 REV. K. J. REIMER
BORN November 24 1914, Elkader, Iowa
COLLEGE Elkader Jr. College, 1933; Elmhurst College, Illinois, 1934; University of South California, Los Angeles, 1935; Wartburg Seminary, 1938
SERVED Good Hope Lutheran, Forestbury, St. John's, Galahad, and St. James, Tinchebray, Alberta, Canada, 1938-1939; Christ Lutheran Regina, Sask. and Peace Lutheran, McLean, Sack., Canada, 1939-1945; Good Hope Lutheran, Gull Lake, Sack., Canada, 1944-1946; Lutheran Chaplin at the Provincial T. B. Sanitorium, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sack. 1939-1946 and 1947-1949; Redeemer, Moose Jaw, Sack., Trinity, Central Butte, Sack, and Zion, Elbow, Sack. Canada, 1945-1949; Zion, Flowing Well, Sack., 1946-1947; Christ Lutheran, Neche, North Dakota and St. Peter's Lutheran, Gretna, Manitoba, Canada, 1949-1957; St. John's Lutheran, Verona, North Dakota and Trinity, Litchville, North Dakota, 1957-1958; St. James and Hope, Leola, South Dakota, 1958-1970; St. John's, Hopkinton, Iowa and SS. Peter and Paul, Monticello, Iowa, 1970-1978
MARRIED Louise Kroeger, 1940
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1978-1985
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 REV. DONALD WAHLGREN
BORN June 1, 1924, Palmer, Iowa
COLLEGE UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1948; Luther College; Trinity Seminary, 1959; Missionary to Nigeria, 1959-1962; Study, 1962-1963
SERVED St. Paul, Aurora, Iowa, 1963-1966; St. John, Cushing, Iowa, 1966-1973; Greene, 1973-1978; SS Peter and Paul, Monticello, Iowa and St. John's, Hopkinton, Iowa, 1978-1985
MARRIED Marjorie Jorth, 1950
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1985-1990
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REV. WALTER MALKEWITZ
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1990-1995
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 REV. PEGGY OGDEN-HOWE
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1995-2004
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 REV. RODNEY UNDERWOOD