Matthias Flacius Illyricus, Lutheran theologian and
church historian, was born at Labin, Istria (Illyria) (d. 11
John Frederick the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony and
defender of the Reformation, died (b. 30 June 1503 at Torgau,
Sweden adopted the Augsburg Confession.
Georg M. Pfefferkorn, hymnist, died at Graefen-Tonna
near Gotha, Germany (b. 16 March 1645, Ifta, near Kreuzburg).
B. Cowman, American missionary and author, was born in
Iowa (d. 1960). In 1901 she and her husband went to Japan as
missionaries where they founded the Oriental Missionary
Society. After her husband’s death
(1924), Lettie became president of the society and led the
work until her retirement in 1949. Her devotional guide,
Streams in the Desert, first published in 1925, has
been translated into fifteen foreign languages.
1880 Weert John Janssen was born in
Golden, Illinois (d. 18 November 1956, Renton, Washington).
He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary
(Springfield, Illinois) in 1905 and served as a pastor in
Denver, Idaho, and Yakima and Renton, Washington. He was
vice-president of the Oregon and Washington District of the
Missouri Synod from 1918 to 1921 and president beginning in
1881 Frank W. J. Sylwester, professor at
Concordia College (Portland, Oregon), was born in Gaylord,
Minnesota (d. 26 October 1972). He was a graduate of
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1905 and became
professor and president of Portland in that year, serving as
president until 1946 and as an instructor until 1957.
Leighton George Hayne, hymnist, died (b. 28 February
1836, Saint David's Hall, Exeter, England).
congressional act was passed giving the U.S. government
power to seize and administer the property of the Mormon
church. The seized property was not returned until 1896 when
the church renounced the practice of polygamy.
1892 Ottomar George William Krueger was
born in Seymour, Indiana (d. 19 February 1976, Libertyville,
Illinois). He graduated from Concordia College (Fort Wayne,
Indiana) and Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1914. He
served parishes in Rolla and Elk Prairie, Missouri; Orchard,
Nebraska; Akron, Ohio; and Lake Zurich, Illinois. He became
director of Saint Paul's College (Concordia, Missouri) in
1925 and was later director (president) of Concordia College
1912 Kermit C. Meyer was born in Saint
Louis, Missouri (d. 21 July 1996). He graduated from
Concordia Teachers College (River Forest, Illinois) in 1932
and served schools in Lansing and Detroit, Michigan, and
Saint Louis, Missouri. He was North Wisconsin and Southeast
Michigan District Conference secretary (1937–1947),
president of Western District Teachers Conference (1952–1954),
a member of the Western District Education Committee (1953–1959)
and a member of the Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) Board
of Control (1959–1967).
E. L. Arndt (1864–1929) and
family, first Missouri Synod missionaries to China, arrived
in Hankow, China.
David Henry Bauslin, Lutheran theologian, died (b. 21
1925 LCMS mission work was opened in
1926 Colegia Concordia (Crespo, Entre
Rios, Argentina) was opened.
Christopher Frederick John Drewes, director of the
Missionary Board of the Lutheran Synodical Conference, died
(b. 12 January 1870, Wolcottville, New York).
John William Theiss, poet, pastor and president of the
California-Nevada District of the Missouri Synod, died (b.
20 September 1863, Zelienople, Pennsylvania).
Australian Lutheran College (formerly Luther Seminary)