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Rev. Julius Deckmann was born in Brooklyn City, New York, October 13, 1859, and is a son of Jacob and Mary (Brust) Deckmann, who were natives of Germany. He was educated at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and having decided to enter the ministry, took a course of instruction at the Concordia Theological college, at Springfield, Illinois, from which institution he graduated in 1879, thus preparing himself for his chosen profession at an early age. In the fall of 1882 he came to Atlantic, and actively engaged in his ministerial duties. He is now the pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran church, and fills also three appointments outside the city. He is a young man of considerable ability, a fluent speaker, and otherwise well qualified for the responsible position to which he has been called. He was married October 22, 1882, to Mary Wilkening.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 892.

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