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About the Life and Work of the Sainted Johann Kilian, Formerly Pastor in Serbin, Texas

Tuesday 07 October 2014 at 06:46 am

An unexplained oddity is that this article appeared in Der Lutheraner on 15 November and December 1884 without a byline and reprinted in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 15 August 1929. That does not make it anonymous, for Birkmann himself claimed authorship in a letter to his son, Paul, when he provided him a copy in 1929, forty-five years after its publication.

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