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Eduard Raimund Baierlein Catechism

Identifier: Collection ID-2936

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a photostatic copy of Baierlein's translation of Luther's Small Catechism into the Chippewa (Ojibwa) language. The original is at Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, Indiana).


  • Publication: 1852


Biographical / Historical

(April 29, 1819–October 12, 1901). B. Sierakowski, Posen, Poland; d. Ger.; arrived Frankenmuth, Michigan, as missionary to Chippewa on June 10, 1847; worked among Chippewa (Station Bethany, Saint Louis, Michigan) 1847–53; left Bethany and became missionary to India in service of Leipzig* Ev. Luth. Mission; arrived Madras, India, December 17, 1853; worked at Sadras, Cuddalore, and Tranquebar; discontinued because of poor health 1886. Works include Im Urwalde: Bei den roten Indianern; Nach und aus Indien; Die Ev.-Luth. Mission in Ostindien. [From Concordia Cyclopedia] See also W. P. Schoenfuhs, “Eduard Raimund Baierlein: Lutheran Missionary to the Indians in America and Asia,” CHIQ, 954–55), 133–141, 145–162; XXVIII (1955–56), 1–26.


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Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

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