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Northwest District (LCMS) W. H. Behrens Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: NWD.40
The letters were originally handwritten in German. They were transliterated into Latin characters and then translated into English, probably by Carl Nitz.

Four items of correspondence survive, as follows:

  • Letter to H. Succop, dated 1897 December 26.
  • Letter from L. Lochner, dated 1902 April 22.
  • Postcard from F. Pieper dated 1902 May.
  • Postcard to L. Stuebe dated 1908 May 29.
  • Dates

    • 1897 - 1908

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    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 W. H. Behrens 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.


    0.05 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)


    Contains the correspondence of The Rev. William Henry Behrens and an obituary.

    Biographical note:

    The Rev. William Henry Behrens was born 1870 December 6 in St. Louis. He graduated Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1893. From 1893-1899 he did missionary and pastoral work in Salt Lake City, Utah; Tacoma, Washington; and Portland, Oregon in succession. In 1899 he was elected Vice President of the Oregon and Washington (now Northwest) District of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. He was elected President in 1906 and served until 1909 when he was called as Pastor to a congregation in Chester, Illinois. From there, in 1924, he became a professor of theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Illinois, until 1943.

    He died 1943 March 29.
    Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) W. H. Behrens Correspondence
    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