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Baden Family Collection

Identifier: Collection ID-0896

Scope and Contents

There are photos of the Lutheran seminary in Brazil as well as other related photos and materials. There is also Baden family materials. The Baden family had some prominence in Independence, Kansas. The family also has connections to Saint John College (Winfield, Kansas). There are too many photos to include individual descriptions here, but further processing of the collection may result in a list being added to the collection itself.

Partial Photo List
  • 13 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches, Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) Graduating Class, circa 1870
  • 14¼ x 11¾ inches [This appears to be a graduating class from Brazilian Seminary or a group photo of a church-wide or regional pastors assembly.] It contains a logo with the text, “Photographia de Germano Stumpf, Sao Leopoldo.”


  • 1870 - 1930

Biographical / Historical

The donor’s wife, Ruth Pennekamp Baden, was the daughter of Rev. Pennekamp who was a missionary to Brazil. Much of the collection comes from that venue of service.


.21 Linear Feet (One 2" legal box)

Language of Materials



Physical Location

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Carl Baden (Accession #: MAR 1994 #44)

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

804 Seminary Place
Saint Louis MO 63105 USA