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Northwest District (LCMS) A. K. Engel Papers

Identifier: NWD.44

Scope and Contents

In addition to an autobiographical essay, Reminiscences of Mr. A. K. Engel, District Treasurer 1912 to date (1949), the papers include correspondence related to his office as Treasurer of the District and brief biographical information.


  • 1912 - 1958

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 A. K. Engel 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:

Adolph Karl Engel was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, 1876 August 6, to Adolph and Margaretha Engel. He graduated Concordia College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; he graduated Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, and was ordained in 1899 at Luce, Nebraska. He resigned from the ministry in the following year for health reasons. In his professional life he was an auditor for the Great Northern Railway and the Northern Pacific Railway until 1947. He was a charter member of and an organist for Hope Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington; he assisted in the establishment of new missions and was active in the Lutheran Laymen's League. In 1912 he was elected Treasurer of the Oregon-Washington District (now Northwest District) of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod and served in that capacity until his death in 1957 December 31. He married Alma Fedder in 1909.


0.3 Linear Feet (in one folder)

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Records contain the correspondence of A.K. Engel along with his reminiscences.

Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) A. K. Engel Papers
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