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Northwest District (LCMS) H. C. Ebeling Papers.

Identifier: NWD.41
The collection contains his correspondence along with an undated essay and his two-part autobiography. He wrote an autobiography in typescript and then later had additional thoughts which he wrote in long hand. His writings give insights into his thoughts on the important issues of the day in the church.


  • 1898 - 1939

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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 H. C. Ebeling 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.


0.125 Linear Feet (in 4 folders.)


The records contain the correspondence of The Rev. Herman C. Ebeling, along with an essay and his autobiography.

Biographical note:

The Rev. Herman Christopher Ebeling was born 1875 January 11 in Wheeler, Illinois. He studied at Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Illinois, but was unable to finish his final year because he received and accepted an emergency call from the Mission Board of the California-Oregon (now Northwest) District of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod to be a "circuit preacher and missionary, chiefly for Washington and Idaho." He was ordained 1898 April 24 in Tacoma, Washington. Initially he served in the Seattle, Snohomish, and Everett area of Washington State. He became a pastor to a congregation in Gaston (Gales), Oregon, and then to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon from which he retired in 1938. He married Mary Griese in 1899. He died 1943 September 16.
Guide to the H. C. Ebeling 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