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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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February 16, 1933 Letter to the Editor

Wednesday 11 January 2017 at 11:47 pm

The article by Rev. G. Birkman was written in German for the 16 February 1933 issue of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt and was translated by Ray Martens.

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March 1, 1934 Letter to the Editor, Huffsmith, Texas, February 24, 1934

Tuesday 10 January 2017 at 10:53 pm

This article by Rev. Gotthilf Birkmann and translated from German by Ray Martens first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 1 March 1934.

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March 4, 1937 Memories of the Convention in Warda, February, 1892

Saturday 07 January 2017 at 9:15 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkman was written in German for the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt edition on 4 Mar 1937 and translated by Ray Martens.

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October 15, 1936 The Remarkable Growth of the Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and Other States in Texas During the Years 1886 to 1896

Tuesday 03 January 2017 at 12:32 pm

This article was originally written in German by Rev. G. Birkmann for the 15 October 1936 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt. It was translated by Ray Martens.

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October 8, 1936 Memories of Congregations in Earlier Times II

Wednesday 21 December 2016 at 6:51 pm

This article written in German by Rev. Gotthilf Birkmann and translated by Ray Martens first appeared in the 8 Oct 1936 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt.

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October 1, 1936 Memories of Congregations in Earlier Times I

Wednesday 21 December 2016 at 6:46 pm

This article, written in German by Rev. Gotthilf Birkmann and translated by Ray Martens frst appeared in the 1 Oct 1936 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt.

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June 27, 1935 Memories 0f Missouri Synod Pastors Called from Texas to Nebraska

Wednesday 21 December 2016 at 6:38 pm

The article written in German by Rev. Gotthilf Birkmann and translated by Ray Martens first appeared in the 27 Jun 1935 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt.

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February 14, 1935 Herman Urban died in Fedor

Wednesday 21 December 2016 at 6:25 pm

This article by Rev. Gotthilf Birkmann, written in German and translated by Ray Martens, first appeared in the 14 Feb 1935 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt.

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May 9, 1935 Letter to the Editor

Friday 09 December 2016 at 7:21 pm

This letter to the editor of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt was written by G. Birkmann on 4 May 1935 in a slightly different format than his other articles. It was translated by Ray Martens.

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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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