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Otto A. Geiseman Papers

Identifier: Collection ID-0344

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a large amount of Geiseman's files, including addresses, articles, correspondence, essays, files, lectures, notes on many passages from the Bible, and sermons.


  • 1923 - 1962

Biographical / Historical

Otto Geiseman was born on 8 August 1893 in Sioux City, Iowa. He attended Concordia College, Milwaukee from 1906 to 1912 and Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis from 1912 to 1915. Geiseman served the congregations of Wenona, Illinois (1915 to 1919), Pekin, Illinois (1919 to 1922), and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in River Forest, Illinois (1922 to 1962). Geiseman also served the Synod in many ways. He was a member of the Board of Directors in 1942, 1943, 1951, 1952, and 1957. He was a member of the Finance Committee from 1941 to 1943. He served on the editorial board of the "American Lutheran" from 1939 to 1950. He was a member of the Electoral Board for Nominations Committee from 1935 to 1938. And he was the chair of the Division Committee on Missions from 1950 to 1952. Geiseman died on 7 November 1962.


16.80 Linear Feet (Forty 5" document boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location\ A preliminary inventory is available in the CHI Library.

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Repository Details

Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

804 Seminary Place
Saint Louis MO 63105 USA