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Northwest District (LCMS) Seattle Nursing Homes' Official Acts Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: NWD.20

Scope and Contents

Each volume contains a section for communion records, baptisms, funerals and burials, marriages, and confirmation.


  • 1959 - 1973

Language of Materials

Collection materials are inEnglish.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use Note

The Northwest District Archives is the owner of the materials in the Nursing Homes' Official Acts Collection and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Northwest District Archives before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Historical note

In July, 1959, Rev. Albert C. Kratzke began a ministry to nursing homes in the greater Seattle area, sponsored by the Lutheran Missionary Society of Greater Seattle, Washington (organized 11 October 1938). He was assisted by area Lutheran ministers. These are the persons who most likely kept this handwritten record of official acts conducted in the various nursing homes. Beginning in 1964, the names of nursing home residents are identified with a specific nursing home.


0.75 Linear Feet (in 2 small records books)


Contains vital records from 1959-1973 from Seattle area nursing homes.

Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) Seattle Nursing Homes' Official Acts Records An Inventory at the Northwest District Archives
Nolan R. Bremer
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Repository Details

Part of the Northwest District (Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod) Archives Repository

Northwest District Archives
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland Oregon 97211-6099 USA