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May 12, 1938. We Are Here as Pilgrims, Our Homeland is Above.

Wednesday 03 August 2016 at 12:56 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, Pastor Emeritus, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on May 12, 1938. It was translated from German by Ray Martens.

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October 28, 1937. Reformation Festival, Sunday, October 31.

Wednesday 03 August 2016 at 12:48 am

This article by Rev. Gotthilf Birkmann, Pastor Emeritus, first appered in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on Octobe 28, 1937. It was translated from German by Ray Martens. Comments in brackets are Ray's.

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May 20, 1937. The Lord Breaks and Restores, He Wounds and Heals.

Wednesday 03 August 2016 at 12:38 am

Yhis article written by Reb. G. Birkmann first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on MAY 20, 1937. It was translated from German by Ray Martens.

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July 7, 1935. Letter to the Editor About the Wunderlichs

Wednesday 03 August 2016 at 12:28 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on July 11, 1935. It is actually a letter to the Editor written during retirment in Hufsmith, Texas. It was translated from German by Ray Martens.

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January 24, 1935. The Rev. Oswald Lugenheim, 1859-1934.

Wednesday 03 August 2016 at 12:12 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, Pastor Emeritus, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Voklsblatt on January 24, 1935. It was translated from German by Ray Martens.

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September 27, 1934. Memories of Experiences in Fedor in 1883.

Wednesday 03 August 2016 at 12:04 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, Pastor Emeritus, written while in retirement in Hufsmith, Texas, first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on September 27, 1934. It was translated from German by Ray Martens.

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May 31, 1934. My Visit to My Brother-in-law, John Falke, in Copperas Cove 42 Years Ago.

Tuesday 02 August 2016 at 6:13 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann, Pastor Emeritus, first appeard in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on May 31, 1934. it was translated from German by Ray Martens.

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October 26, 1933. A Second Trip to the Winklers in The Grove, Coryell County, Fifty Year Ago

Tuesday 02 August 2016 at 6:08 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Voksblatt on October 26, 1933. It was translated from German by Ray Martens.

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August 13, 1931. Golden Wedding Anniversaries When I Was in Fedor

Tuesday 02 August 2016 at 5:55 pm

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on August 31, 1931. It was translated from German by Ray Martens.

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February 18, 1931 Heinrich Nehrling, Teacher and Friend of Nature

Tuesday 02 August 2016 at 5:49 pm

This article by Rev G. Birkmann first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on February 18, 1931. It has been translated from German by Ray Martens.

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Aug 22, 1935 My Trip to Colorado and Nebraska in 1906

Wednesday 08 June 2016 at 05:48 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in German in a series of article in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt, 22 Aug 1935, 29 Aug 1935, and 5 Sep 1935. It is presented here translated by his grandson Ray Martens.

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March 28, 1935 My Visit to the Synodical Conference in 1888

Saturday 28 May 2016 at 06:39 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann appeared in three parts in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt, 28 March, 4 April and 11 April 1935. It is here translated by Ray Martens.

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May 6, 1932 Rev. Birkmann Writes of Lutheran Church Schools in Lee County, 1876-1932

Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 01:33 am

This article by Rev. G. Birkmann first appeared in the Giddings, Texas News on May 6, 1932.

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January 27, 1938 Some Memories of my Attendance at the Convention of the Synod's General Convention in Milwaukee in 1890

Sunday 24 April 2016 at 10:18 pm

This article by G. Birkmann, pastor emeritus, first appeared in the January 27, 1938 edition of the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt.  It was translated from German by Ray Martens.

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November 19, 1936 Something About Presidential Elections in Times Long Ago

Thursday 21 April 2016 at 03:46 am

This article by Gotthilf Birkmann first appeared in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 19 November 1936. It last appeared in Worthy of Double Honor: The Rev G. Birkmnn, D. D. written by his grandson Ray Martens and published by Concordia University Press.

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About the Life and Work of the Sainted Johann Kilian, Formerly Pastor in Serbin, Texas

Tuesday 07 October 2014 at 06:46 am

An unexplained oddity is that this article appeared in Der Lutheraner on 15 November and December 1884 without a byline and reprinted in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt on 15 August 1929. That does not make it anonymous, for Birkmann himself claimed authorship in a letter to his son, Paul, when he provided him a copy in 1929, forty-five years after its publication.

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Sermon Preached at the Funeral of Gotthilf Birkmann, May 19, 1944

Sunday 07 October 1900 at 07:10 am

This sermon by Rev Henry P. Studtmann, then President of Lutheran Concordia College, Austin, Texas,  can also be found in Worthy of Double Honor: The Rev G. Birkmann, D. D. by Ray Martens and published by Concordia University Press.

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