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August 31, 1939 Memories of My First School Years in Illinois

Saturday 25 February 2017 at 12:48 am

This article was written in German by Gotthilf Birkmann for the 31 August 1939 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It also appeared on page 273 in Worthy of Double Honor, the Rev. G. Birkmann, D. D. where it was translated by the author Ray Martens.

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May 11, 1939 Missouri Synod Congregations in Illinois About to Celebrate Their Centennials

Saturday 25 February 2017 at 12:42 am

This article was written in German by Gotthilf Birkmann for the 11 May 1939 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It also appeared on page 266 in Worthy of Double Honor, the Rev. G. Birkmann, D. D. where it was translated by the author Ray Martens.

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April 13, 1939 More About My Childhood - Farm Experience

Saturday 25 February 2017 at 12:34 am

This article was written in German by Gotthilf Birkmann for the 13 April 1939 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It also appeared on page 278 in Worthy of Double Honor, the Rev. G. Birkmann, D. D. where it was translated by the author Ray Martens.

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December 22, 1938 My Christmas Vacation as a Student, 1874

Saturday 25 February 2017 at 12:28 am

This article was written in German by Gotthilf Birkmann for the 22 December 1938 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It also appeared on page 287 in Worthy of Double Honor, the Rev. G. Birkmann, D. D. where it was translated by the author Ray Martens.

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November 17, 1938 Memories From My Childhood

Friday 24 February 2017 at 1:58 pm

This article was written in German by Gotthilf Birkmann for the 17 November 1938 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It also appeared on page 276 in Worthy of Double Honor, the Rev. G. Birkmann, D. D. where it was translated by the author Ray Martens

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June 7, 1938 My Vacation in Ohio, 1871

Friday 24 February 2017 at 1:50 pm

This article was written in German by Gotthilf Birkmann for the 7 June 1938 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It also appeared on page 285 in Worthy of Double Honor, the Rev. G. Birkmann, D. D. where it was translated by the author Ray Martens.

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April 14, 1938 We Enjoyed Singing at Our College in Fort Wayne

Friday 24 February 2017 at 1:19 pm

This article was written in German by Gotthilf Birkmann for the 14 April 1938 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It also appeared on page 285 in Worthy of Double Honor, the Rev. G. Birkmann, D. D. where it was translated by the author Ray Martens.

The complete renderings of the songs in German and their English translations were not part of the original article and are presented here by the Wendish Research Exchange for your listening enjoyment. By clicking on the titles to the song one can hear the melodies and sing the songs.

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December 23, 1937 Christmas Memories

Friday 24 February 2017 at 11:51 am

This article was written in German by Gotthilf Birkmann for the 23 December 1937 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It also appeared on page 290 in Worthy of Double Honor, the Rev. G. Birkmann, D. D. where it was translated by the author Ray Martens.

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April 15 1937 My 1869 Summer Vacation

Friday 24 February 2017 at 03:30 am

This article was written in German by Gotthilf Birkmann for the 15 April 1937 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It also appeared on page 281 in Worthy of Double Honor, the Rev. G. Birkmann, D. D. where it was translated by the author Ray Martens.

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June 28, 1931 Congratulations...

Friday 24 February 2017 at 02:36 am

This article was written in German by Gotthilf Birkmann for the 28 June 1931 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It also appeared on page 270 in Worthy of Double Honor, the Rev. G. Birkmann, D. D. where it was translated by the author Ray Martens.

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November 25, 1937 About Thanksgiving Day

Thursday 23 February 2017 at 11:56 pm

This article by G. Birkmann, pastor emeritus, was written in German for the 25 November 1937 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It was translated by Ray Martens.

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September 30, 1937 The Feast Day of St Michael, the Archangel - September 29

Thursday 23 February 2017 at 11:45 pm

This article by G. Birkmann, pastor em., first appeared in German in the 30 September 1937 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It is translated by Ray Martens.

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August 26, 1937 Letter to the Editor

Thursday 23 February 2017 at 11:03 pm

This article or letter to the editor by G. Birkmann, pastor em., was written in German for the 26 August 1937 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It was translated by Ray Martens.

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November 14, 1935 Memories of Rev. C. W. Rische

Thursday 23 February 2017 at 10:48 pm

This article by G. Birkmann, pastor em, was originally written in German for the 14 November 1935 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt and translated by Ray Martens. This article appears in English in the Texas Lutheran Messenger.

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January 25, 1934 Rev. Friedrich Wunderlich

Friday 03 February 2017 at 03:23 am

This article written in German by Rev Gotthilf Birkmann and translated by Ray Martens first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 25 January 1934.

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December 7, 1933 Give Thanks to the Lord, For He Is Good, and His Mercy Endures Forever

Friday 03 February 2017 at 03:17 am

This article written in German by Rev. Gotthilf Birkmann and translated by Ray Martens first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 7 December 1933.

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August 24, 1933 Pastor Jacob Kaspar is Dead

Friday 03 February 2017 at 03:05 am

This article written by Rev. G. Birkmann in German for the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt, on 24 Aug 1933 was translated by Ray Martens.

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July 15, 1933 Letter to the Editor From Huffsmith, Texas

Friday 03 February 2017 at 02:59 am

This article, written in German by Rev. Gotthilf Birkman, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 20 July 1933. It has been translated by Ray Martens.

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