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Ottomar Fuerbringer Papers

Identifier: M-0023

Scope and Contents

The collection contains sermons, class notes, correspondence, essays, notes, reports, and several transcriptions. See a preliminary inventory under the External Documents header.


  • 1687 - 1880


Biographical / Historical

Ottomar Fuerbringer was born on 30 June 1810 in Gera, Thuringia. He studied theology in Leipzig from 1828 to 1830. From 1831 to 1838 he was an instructor under Pastor G.H. Loeber. In 1839 he immigrated to America with the Saxons led by Martin Stephan. Together with Brohm and Buenger he founded Concordia College in Perry County, where he was the first instructor of history and classical languages. In 1840 he became the pastor to the congregation in Venedy, Illinois. He assisted in drafting the constitution of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. In 1851 he was called as pastor to the congregation in Freistadt and Kirchhayn, Wisconsin, where he took an active part in the controversy with Grabau. From 1854 to 1872 and from 1874 to 1882 Ottomar served as the president of the Northern District. In 1858 he was called to the Lorenzkirche in Frankenmuth, Michigan, where he died on 12 July 1892.


2.5 Linear Feet (Six 5" document boxes)

Language of Materials

Multiple languages

Physical Location

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Repository Details

Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

804 Seminary Place
Saint Louis MO 63105 USA