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Jakob Matthias Buehler Files

Identifier: Collection ID-0246

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Buehler's class notes form the seminary (mainly from Walther), his sermon sketches, a notebook on the California mission, manuscripts, correspondence, "Christliche Lehre", and historical information on Buehler. A preliminary inventory is available at CHI.


  • 1857 - 1901


Biographical / Historical

Jacob Matthias Buehler was the pioneer pastor of the Missouri Synod on the Pacific Coast. He was born on 8 August 1837 in Baltimore, MD. He attended Concordia College and Seminary in Saint Louis, graduating in 1860. He was ordained as a pastor in San Francisco that same year. A schism came about because of Buehler's firm stand for confessional Lutheranism. As a result, Saint Paulus was organized in 1867 and soon become the mother church on the Pacific coast. Buehler organized a day school in 1872. After the California and Oregon District was formed in 1887, Buehler became president until his death in September 1901.


1.25 Linear Feet (Three 5" document boxes)

Language of Materials

Multiple languages

Physical Location
Files of the Jakob Matthias Buehler Collection
November 20, 1968
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Repository Details

Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

804 Seminary Place
Saint Louis MO 63105 USA