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Northwest District (LCMS) W. G. Weiss Papers

Identifier: NWD.47
The papers consist of correspondence with Northwest District officials, narratives of his experiences, official reports, clippings, photos, and an essay: Pastoral Counseling and Referral, 1966.


  • 1943 - 1977

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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. G. Weiss 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)


Records of The Rev. W. George Weiss, institutional chaplain in the Seattle, Washington, area from 1945-1977.

Biographical note:

The Rev. W. George Weiss was born 1912 May 26 in Hinsdale, Illinois. He graduated Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1936. Because of the Depression, no call into the parish ministry was available to him, so he did mission work in Iowa and Connecticut (where he also taught school for a year) and found secular work. In 1943 the Northwest District called him to be a conservation worker in Seattle during World War II. He then was called to an institutional ministry/chaplaincy in Seattle where he was supported by the Lutheran Missionary Society from 1945-1969. In 1969 the Board of Directors of the Northwest District called him to a full-time chaplaincy at the Fircrest School for the Retarded in Seattle, Washington. He served there until his retirement in 1977. As an institutional chaplain, he visited people in nursing homes and hospitals, and he spent considerable time ministering to inmates at the King County Jail and other such institutions prior to coming to Fircrest. He married Emma Berger in 1946. He died 1995 July 29 in Seattle.
Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) W. G. Weiss Papers
Nolan R. Bremer
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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