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Lutheran Reformed Church , Pastor Asmus Diedrichsen and First Lutheran Church, Gottlieb Kluegel

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Re: Pastor Asmus Diedrichsen, Evangelical Reform pastor in Milwaukee's German newspapers

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 1:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Jan 2013 7:18PM GMT
Surnames: Diedrichsen
Rev. Asmus Diedrichsen was described as an "Evangelical Reform" pastor in his detailed obit. found in the mainstream German paper of that day. The orthodox Lutheran "Germania" (a Brumder publication) provided just a brief obit.; but he clearly wasn't one of Milwaukee's dour Lutherans - more like Rev. Holzhauer, his contemporary at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Rev. Diedrichsen's personal life and pastoral life are clearly evident throughout the local German papers from Milwaukee's earliest days: from his engagement notice, to more birth, marriage and death announcements than the average family; he also seemed to make use of the publication of couples' marriage announcements more frequently than most contemporary protestant preachers - maybe as a marketing tool to drum up wedding business.
His full obituary names the venues where he preached, outlining what appears to be an itinerant pastorship.

Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950)
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Andrew Dummann 7 Nov 2003 7:38PM GMT 
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