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April 2, 1931, Reminiscences of My Arrival and First Years at Fedor 1876-1879

Friday 12 October 2091 at 03:32 am

This article by G. Birkmann, titled "Erinnerungen an meine Ankunft in Fedor and an die ersten Jahre daselbst - 1876 bis 1879" first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt, Giddings, Texas on April 2, 1931.

Translated from the German by Bill Biar, Denver, Colorado, July 31, 1990.

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May, 1931, Synodical Convention in St. Louis, 1884

Friday 12 October 2091 at 03:31 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in the Texas Lutheran Messenger of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod in May, 1931.

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July, 1931, An Outline of the History of the Texas District

Friday 12 October 2091 at 03:30 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in the Texas Lutheran Messenger of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod in July 1931. Subsequently it was published in the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly of the Concordia Historial Institute, St Louis, Missouri in October 1934 and October 1935.

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March 23, 1932, In Memory of Former Pastor Hermann T. Kilian, in Serbin, Texas

Friday 12 October 2091 at 03:29 am

This article by Rev. Birkmann and translated by Ray Martens first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt, Giddings, Texas, on March 23, 1932.

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June 3, 1932, The Lutheran (Missouri Synod) Churches in Lee County, Texas

Friday 12 October 2091 at 03:28 am

The following article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in The Giddings News, Giddings, Texas, in a series of articles beginning on June 3, and following on June 10, June 17, and finally on June 24, 1932. It appeared in a part of the History of Lee County, Texas and also formed the basis of Rev Robert Koenig’s book, Pause to Ponder, A History of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Texas. A portion of it appeared in the Texas Lutheran Messenger of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod in July 1933. It is reprinted here in its entirety.

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July 14, 1932, My First Trip to Austin

Friday 12 October 2091 at 03:27 am

This article by Gotthilf Birkmann first apeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 14 July 1932. It is translated here for you by Ray Martens.

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August 19, 1932, Partial List of Giddings People As I Knew Them 50 Years Ago

Friday 12 October 2091 at 03:27 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in The Giddings News, Giddings, Texas on August 19, 1932.

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September 2, 1932 Rev. Birkmann Writes an Interesting Article

Friday 12 October 2091 at 03:26 am

The article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in The Giddings News, Giddings, Texas on September 2, 1932.

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September 22, 1932 About the Wendish Colony in Serbin

Friday 12 October 2091 at 03:25 am

This article by G. Birkmann appeared in two or three parts in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt, 22 September, 29 September, and 6 October 1932. It is presented here translated by Ray Martens.

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February 2, 1933 Yes, It Certainly Was Pleasant in Fedor

Friday 12 October 2091 at 03:24 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann and translated by Ray Martens first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt, Giddings, Texas, on February 2, 1933.

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February 23, 1933 Teacher Gerhard Kilian in Serbin, Lee County, Texas

Friday 12 October 2091 at 12:30 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann and translated by Ray Martens first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt in February 1933.

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August 10, September 14, 1933 Rev. Birkmann Reports His Experiences in Dallas More Than Fifty Years Ago

Sunday 07 October 2091 at 06:15 am

This article by G. Birkmann first appeared in the Giddings Deutches Volksblatt, Giddings, Texas, on August 10 and September 14, 1933. It has been translated from German by Ray Martens.

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October 6, 1933 Reminiscences of Fifty-seven Years Ago

Saturday 06 October 2091 at 01:16 am

This article by G. Birkmann first appeared in The Giddings News, Giddings, Texas on  October 6, 1933.

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November 22, 1934, The Assignment of Candidates for the Preaching and Teaching Ministries at the Seminary of the Missouri Synod in St. Louis 45 Years Ago

Saturday 06 October 2091 at 01:15 am

This article written by Rev. G. Birkmann and translated by Ray Martens first appeared in the Texas Lutheran Messenger of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church Missouri - Synod on November 22, 1934.

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