St. John's Church: The Parish Register, Historical Events [p.429]


TitleSt. John's Church: The Parish Register, Historical Events [p.429]
ItemSt. John's Church: The Parish Register, Historical Events [p.429]
Names Kokomo, Indiana June 8th, 1931 Reverend Hadley, Elwood, Indiana. Dear Rev. Hadley:- This letter is written in the interest of a group of members of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Kokomo, Ind. This group is dissatisfied with its church relations, and having failed to obtain relief nor a hearing from officials of its main body, we feel justified in calling upon outside aid to help solve our problems. With this in mind we would welcome a visit from you at your earliest convenience for the purpose of conducting a church service, also formulate plans whereby we may ultimately become members of the United Lutheran Church. In the event that you will grant our wish we shall be glad to prepare for a service. In order that you may better understand our action we will briefly outline the events that led us to this decision. Redeemer Congregation has a membership of approximately 130 communicant members with Rev. W. G. Lobeck as its Pastor. Under proper management and the guidance of its Pastor the congregation should have grown rapidly, however this is not the case, we have always had more or less trouble due to the lodge question which proved a stumbling block to many who would have joined our church. However our greatest difficulty and which led up to the present crisis is with our Pastor, who is conducting a private enterprise at the expense of neglecting his duty to the congregation. Repeated warnings and attempts to get this matter adjusted have failed and eventually was the cause for dissension. Hoping to hear from you and that you may act favorably in this matter, that is our wish, Respectfully, [signatures] Mr. & Mrs. N. A. Neaumann (5) Mr. & Mrs. E. Haas 5 Mr. & Mrs. M. Obermeyer (7) Mr. & Mrs. P. Mollen 2 Mr. & Mrs. A. Vetter (6) Mr. & Mrs. Westerman 8 Hans Schroeter (3) John Kahlenbeck 1 Herbert Schroeter (1) Ella Kahlenbeck 1 Mr. & Mrs. Schroeder (3) Mrs. Frank Harter 4 Mr. & Mrs. V. H. Bowman (2) George Bergman (over) [2nd page of signatures not included]
Date Original 
Date Digital2006-01-25
Subject(s)Church Records
CreatorSt. John's Lutheran Church
SourceGenealogical Society of Utah
ContributorsKokomo-Howard County Public Library [KHCPL]
RelationScanned from the original document at KHCPL by GSU
CollectionChurch: St. John's
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