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Northwest District (LCMS) Weert J. Janssen Papers

Identifier: NWD.33

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence (some in German, translated into English), essays, (published and unpublished), and biographical information.


  • 1907 - 1999
  • Majority of material found within 1907 - 1956

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English and German.

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 Weert J. Janssen 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.

Biographical note:

The Rev. Weert J. Janssen was born March 3, 1880, at Golden, Illinois. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, Springfield, Illinois, in 1905 and was ordained in the same year at Trinity Lutheran Church, Denver, Idaho. He subsequently served parishes in Yakima, Washington; Seattle, Washington; and Renton, Washington. He also served as a missionary-at-large on two separate occasions. While serving as a parish pastor, he also was President of the Northwest District from 1921-1936. He married Augusta Meyer in 1905. He died on November 18, 1956.


1 folder


The papers of the Rev. Weert J. Janssen, Pastor in the Northwest District and President from 1921-1936.

Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) Weert J. Janssen Papers An Inventory at the Northwest District (LCMS) 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