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Pioneer Days of an Old Texas Pastor

Sunday 12 October 2092 at 04:03 am

This article by G. Birkmann, titled "Aus der Pionierzeit eines alten Texaspastors" appeared in Die Missions-Taube in July 1930).

It was translated from German by Bill Biar, Denver, Colorado, April 8, 1991.

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News Articles Dealing with the Early Years of Birkmann's Ministry

Sunday 05 October 2092 at 6:04 pm

"G. Birkmann" served as byline for a great many articles which he contributed to the the Texas Lutheran Messenger of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and to the Giddings weekly newspapers, more by far written in German for the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt, but also some in English for The Giddings News. These appeared in print with reasonable regularity between 1926 and 1939, when he was between seventy-two and eighty-five years of age and living in retirement in Giddings, or in Rose Hill (near Tomball) for several years immediately following the death of his wife, Helene, in 1932. Some of the articles tell of his childhood and school experiences, but the majority share memories of his time in Texas from 1876 forward, telling especially of people and events in his beloved Fedor, though he could and did report with remarkable detail as well on other settings and people he knew, both near and far. One must suppose that a fairly large audience of readers appreciated what he had to say, for those in the Giddings area who could read German were virtually all Lutheran, and German Lutherans knew about Birkmann and Fedor families, features, and customs in the time about which he wrote. They could reminisce with him or gain useful information about how things they knew came to be.

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April 1926 Church Historical Memoirs of Pastor Emeritus G. Birkmann

Sunday 05 October 2092 at 6:03 pm

Ths article by G. Birkmann and translated by Ray Martens was originally written in German for the Texas Distriksbote (Messenger) of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod in April 1926. It was also published in English for the Texas Lutheran Messenger supplement to the Lutheran Witness.

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January 1928, The Beginning of Home Missions in Texas

Sunday 05 October 2092 at 6:02 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in the Texas Lutheran Messenger of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod in January, 1928.

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June 9, 1928, Salem's Ev. Lutheran Church at Brandon, Texas

Sunday 05 October 2092 at 6:01 pm

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, 1928.

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November 14, 1928 The Synodical Convention of the Southern District in Houston

Sunday 05 October 2092 at 6:00 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in the Texas Lutheran Messenger of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri synod in January, 1929.

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