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St. John's Lutheran Church

1855 Confirmation Class


"Die hier zunächst folgenden Confirmationen, verrichtete vor meinem Amtsantritt hier, Herr Pfarrer Mueller zu Garnavillo, und ich trug dieselben, nach einem freilich mangelhaften Verzeichniße des damaligen Schullehrers H(?) Biermann, hier, nach.
Guttenberg [  ] d. 14. Mai 1855
Ernst Serfling, Pastor

The following Confirmations were performed before my assumption of office here by Pastor Mueller from Garnavillo. I have recorded them according to an admittedly unsatisfactory register [or list] of the former school teacher from here, Biermann.
Guttenberg, May 14, 1855
Ernst Serfling, Pastor

  Wilhelm Niemann
  Karl Stork
  Konrad Mueller
  Konrad Mueller
  Charlotta Aulwes
  Elizabeth Bush
  Minna Rüter
  Louise Nühring
  Charlotta Aulwes
  Louise Aulwes
  Karoline Niemann

~St. John's church, Guttenberg Record Book #1: 1853-1888, (above records are the first 2 pages of confirmations); Original Records property of the Congregation. Microfilmed by the Archives of the American Lutheran Church, Dubuque Iowa, Sept. 18, 1975

~notes: the records are written in German script and are very difficult to read; every attempt has been made for accuracy, but it remains the responsibility of the individual researcher to confirm the record on their own.

Thank-you to Paul, from the German translation-L for translating the words of Pastor Serfling and helping with some of the names

~Contributed by Kathy Hines


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