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June 18, 1936 Earlier District Conventions in Serbin, Texas (Continuation of the article about district conventions)

Monday 21 November 2016 at 12:20 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, emeritus, and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatrt on 18 June 1936.

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June 11, 1936 Earlier District Conventions in Serbin, Texas

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 11:33 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, emeritus, and transalted by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 11 June 1936.

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April 9, 1936 Memories of Earlier Conferences, Continuation

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 11:29 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, emeritus, and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 9 April 1936.

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April 2, 1936 Memories of Earlier Conferences, Continuation

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 11:26 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, emeritus, and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 2 April 1936.

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March 5, 1936 Something About Illness and Visiting the Sick

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 11:23 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, em., and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 5 March 1936.

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January 23, 1936 The First Conference in Thorndale, Texas, 1897

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 11:19 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, em., and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 23 January 1936.

As good as Rev Birkmann's memory was, he did make mistakes from time to time and it is one of the purposes of these blogs to not perpetuate mistakes; ie: 

St. Paul Thorndale was founded in 1890 not 1880.The church was built in 1891and Gesterling was ordained in the same year. Gesterling served from 1891 to 1893—two years. (Source:  History of St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church Thorndale, Texas 1890-1940 mimeographed copy.)

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June 6, 1935 Memories of Earlier Conferences

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 5:33 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, em., and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 6 June 1935. It is allegedly the 9th continuation.

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January 10, 1935 Memories of Earlier Conferences in Texas, Seventh Continuation

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 5:27 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, em., and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 10 January 1935. Somewhere along the line the numbering system went from 4 to 7 for an unknown reason.

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November 8, 1934 Memories of Earlier Conferences

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 5:23 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, em., and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 8 November 1934.

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August 30, 1934 Memories of Conferences in Earlier Times, Fourth Continuation

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 5:19 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, em., and translated by Ray Martens first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 30 August 1934.

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August 9, 1934 Memories of Conferences in Earlier Times, Third Continuation

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 5:16 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, em., and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 9 August 1934.

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July 26, 1934 Memories of Pastor/Teacher Conferences at an Earlier Time, Second Continuation

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 5:12 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, em., and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 26 July 1934.

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July 12, 1934 Memories of Pastor/Teacher Conferences in Earlier Times, Continuation

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 5:08 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, em., and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 12 July 1934.

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July 5, 1934 Memories of Pastor/Teacher Conferences in Earlier Times

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 5:05 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, em., and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 5 July 1934.

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