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Rev. Henry Noehren

Born: January 1854
Education: 1877 graduated from Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
Ordination:
Marriage: August 6, 1878, Caroline Groman Noehren (1859 – 1939)
3 children: Alfred H. Noehren (1879 – 1959)
Paul Charles Noehren (1887 – 1947)
Arthur G. Noehren (1885 – 1937)
Pastorates: Trinity UCC, Brookfield, WI. 1880-1837
St. John’s UCC 1880-1883
Death: January 23, 1927 (age 73) collapsed in his church and died
Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York

Rev. Friedrick Moeckli

Born: August 14, 1840, Zurich, Switzerland
Education: Marthasville, Missouri 1869
Ordination: March 21, 1869, Waterloo, Illinois (age 29)
Marriage: Married, Caroline Moeckli
2 daughters, Anna and Frederica
Pastorates: Germantown, Wisconsin 1876-1883
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 1884-1885
St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin 1883-1885
Death: July 29, 1915 (age 75), buried in Glen Oaks Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Friedrick immigrated to the United States in 1865.

Rev. Ferdinand Ernst Henry Klingeberger

Born: February 18, 1855, Mittenwalde, Germany
Education: Eden Seminary, Missouri 1885
Ordination: May 3, 1885, at Evangelical Friedens Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Theological training was at the Eden Theological Seminary in Marthasville, Missouri
Following his ordination, he became a circuit rider in the northern Wisconsin
timberlands also serving the parishes of Menomonee Falls and Merton, Wisconsin.
Married: Augusta Nimmrichter Klineberger (lived 1848-1942)
3 children: Martha E. Klingeberger Miller
Maria Klingeberger Smithals
John C. Klingeberger (became a minister)
Pastorates: John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin 1885-1890
St. Paul’s UCC, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 1885-1890
Death: June 7, 1933, from a brain embolism (age 78)
Burial is in Naperville, DuPage county, Illinois

Rev. Ernest J. Bloesch

Born: June 26, 1865, Berne, Switzerland
Education: Basel Mission House, Switzerland
Ordination: November 1889, St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin (age 24)
Marriage: December 6, 1892, Margaret Storm (4 sons became ministers)
Children: Edward A. J. Bloesch (1893-1914)
Esther Bloesch Wallmeyer (1896-1990)
Herbert Paul Bloesch (1898-1979)
Lydia E. Bloesch Kramer (1901 – 1997)
Marie Magdeline Bloesch Seegers (1903-1973)
Ruth G. Bloesch Webster (1909 – 1973)
Margaret Ernst Bloesch Walton (1911 – 1985)
Paul Calvin Bloesch (1914 – 1995)
Walter William Bloesch (1916 – 1969)
Pastorates: St. Paul UCC, Merton, Wisconsin, 1890-1892
Death: September 19, 1943 (age 78), Cook County, Illinois
Buried in Hanover Prairie, Lake County, Indiana

Reverand Ernest Bloesch immigrated to America in 1889. He married Margareth “Maggie”
Strum on December 6, 1892, in Washington County, Wisconsin. They had eleven children, two
died in infancy between June 1900 and December 1909. Ernest was an Evangelical Lutheran
minister. His four sons; Edward, Herbert, Paul, and Walter became pastors also.

Rev. Friedrich Wilhelm Wagner

Born: February 2, 1858, West Prussia, Germany
Education: Mission House Seminary, Wisconsin
Ordination: 1891
Marriage: September 30, 1891, Louise Meyer Wagner
Pastorates: St. John’s UCC, Wisconsin, 1893-1895
Death: November 26, 1896 (age 38)
Buried: Saint Peter Evangelical Cemetery, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin

Rev. Hermann Gustave Erber

Born: April 18, 1866, Olbendorf, Silesia, Germany
Education: Barmen 1890
Ordination: Eden Seminary, Missouri, 1895
Married: 1897, Marie Hartling Erber (1877 – 1934)
2 children: Otto Erber (1902-1904)

Selma Etta Erber Weinrich (1902-1997)
Pastorates: St. John’s, Merton, Wisconsin 1895-1897
Ackerville, Wisconsin
Kewaskum, Wisconsin
Fredonia, Wisconsin
Death: April 15, 1930 (age 64)
Buried: Peace Cemetery, Kewaskum, Washington County, Wisconsin

Rev. Wilhelm Ludwig Blasberg

Birth: September 3, 1863, Elberfeld, Germany
Education: St. Chrisehona Mission School, Basal, Germany, 1886
Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 1920
Ordination: June 12, 1892
Marriage: 2 wives: Anna Eleanore Johanssen Blasberg (1859- 1917)

Ida Dorothea Bourquin Blasberg
3 Children: Theodore Albert Blasberg (1890- 1967) minister
Daniel August Blasberg (1892- 1931) minister
Elisabeth Blasberg (1899-1911)

Pastorates: Treloar, Missouri, 1892
Temple and Houston, Texas
Black Creek and Rhinelander, Wisconsin
St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin, and St. Paul’s UCC, Erin, Wisconsin 1909- 1910
Centralia, Illinois
Carpentersville, Illinois
Genesee, Illinois
Green Garden, Illinois
Manhattan, Illinois
Death: September 23, 1935 (age 73)
Buried: West Dundee, Kane County, Illinois

Rev. Dr. Gustav Friedrich Schuetze

Born: November 10, 1869, Macas, China
Education: University of Heidelberg, University of Berlin,
Chicago Theological Seminary, Illinois, 1932 PhD.
Ordination: 1889 Tomah, Wisconsin
Marriage:Minna A. Schwahn, August 9, 1899 in Shawano, Wisconsin
Children: Helen A. Schuetze (1900-1976)
Eric Schuetze (1902-1975)
Friederich Schuetze (1907-1954)

Parsonages: Tomah, Wisconsin
Cecil, Wisconsin
Cambria, Wisconsin
Dakland, Wisconsin
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin 1897 – 1898 (place in order of churches
unknown)
Brownstown, Wisconsin
Schofield, Wisconsin
Princeton, Illinois
Death: May 26, 1935, Burial: Shawano, Wisconsin

Rev. Christian John Barth

Born: February 11, 1873, Esslinger, Germany
Education: Elmhurst College, Illinois
Eden Seminary, Missouri
Ordination: July 3, 1898, Tower Hill, Illinois
Marriage: Katherina Boepple Barth
2 children: Theodore Barth (1908 – 1985)
Freida Helen Barth (1903 – 1977)
Pastorates: St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin, 1898 – 1900
Death:

Rev. Adelbert Emil Helm

Born: October 17, 1867, Gera, Thuringa, Germany

Education: Elmhurst College, Illinois

                     Eden Seminary, Missouri

Ordination: 1894, Lukas Church, Buffalo, New York

Marriage: August 15, 1895, Julia Minna Brown Helm (1873- 1949)

                    7 children:

                     Elizabeth A. Helm

                     Emma M. Helm

                    Emil Peter Carl Helm (1899-1985)

                     Adelbert Jacob Helm 1901- 1979) minister

                     Theodore Helm (1904- 1988)

                     Gertrude Helm

                     Paul W. Helm (1913- 2010)

Pastorates: Auburn, New York, St. Luke’s Church, 1895-1902

                      Dolton, Massachusetts

                      St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin, and St. Paul’s UCC, Erin, Wisconsin, 1910-1913

                     Elkhart lake, Wisconsin

Death: July 17, 1941, Oak Hill Cemetery, Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois

Rev. Rudolph Cupeder Ditter

Born: April 13, 1879, Smarje, Australia
Education: University of Vienna
Eden Seminary, Missouri
Ordination: Graz, Australia, July 18, 1903
St. Louis, Missouri 1908
Marriage: Antoinette Ditter
2 sons: Robert Ditter and Rudolph Ditter
Pastorates: Big Spring, Missouri, 1009-1912
Pinckney, Missouri, 1912-1914
St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin, and St. Paul’s UCC, Erin, Wisconsin, 1914-1916
Slinger, Wisconsin, 1916-1920
Cincinnati, Ohio, 1920-1922
Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1922-1928
Baltimore, Maryland, 1928-1931
Fostoria, Ohio, 1932- 1934
Cleveland, Ohio, 1936-1956
Death: December 24, 1979, Garfield Heights, Ohio
December 28, 1979 buried in Cleveland, Ohio (Calvary Cemetery)

Rev. John Matthais Kusch

Born: 1873
Education:
Ordination: Paramaribo, Surinam 1900 (Dutch Guiana, South America)
Marriage: Henrietta Vander Haas Kusch
4 children total:
3 daughters
Polykarp Kusch (son) – (became a published Nobel Lecture, Physics 1942- 1962)
Pastorates: St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin, 1917- 1921
Death: 1946

Rev. Ernst Curt Seidenberg

Born: August 18, 1881, Berlin, Germany
Education: Barmen Seminary, Germany and Eden Seminary, Missouri
June 10, 1908, graduated Eden Seminary, Missouri
Ordination: June 14, 1908, St. Louis, Missouri
Marriage: Louise Heybrock Seidenberg (1881-1950)
3 children
Pastorates: St. John’s UCC, 1922-1924
Death: 1973, Salem, Oregon

Rev. William George Schwemmer

Born: May 30, 1899, Sumner, Jefferson, Wisconsin
Education: Elmhurst College, Illinois
1923 graduated Eden Seminary, Missouri
Ordination: 1923, Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin
Marriage: Myrtle Bothwell Schwemmer, 1936
Pastorates: Hornick, Iowa, 1923-1925
St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin, and St. Paul’s UCC, Erin, Wisconsin, 1925-1029
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 1929-1939
Lancaster, Wisconsin, 1939-1946
Kewaskum, Wisconsin, 1946- 1951
Minoqua, Wisconsin, 1951- 1956
Merrill, Wisconsin, 1956- 1959
Slinger, Wisconsin, 1960-1964
Death: December 14, 1986 in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Wisconsin

Rev. Edwin Richard Wullschlager
Born: December 8, 1891, Huntersville, Franklin County, Indiana
Education: Elmhurst College, Illinois, 1914
Eden Seminary, Missouri, 1917
Ordination: June 1917, Dubois, Nebraska (ordained by his father, Gustav Jonathan
Wullschlager)
Marriage: Minnie Marth Ida Wullschlager
3 children: Ethel Minnie Wullschlager 1922-1991
Richard Edwin Wullschlager 1932-2009
Dorothy Wullschlager 1927-2020
Pastorates: Judson, North Dakota, 1917-1929
Taylor, North Dakota, 1921-1929
St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin, and St. Paul’s UCC, Erin, Wisconsin, 1929-1937
Trinity UCC, Brookfield, Wisconsin, 1939-1952
Death: March 30, 1954, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (age 62)

Rev. Robert Victor Johnson
Born: February 11, 1903, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania
Education: 1930 graduate of Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois
1933 graduate of Eden Theological Seminary, Webster, Missouri
Ordination: June 17, 1933, Pinckneyville, Illinois
Married: Irene W. Johnson, married 61 years, (1911-1999)
2 daughters: Cynthia Dressel, Irene Ann Misiti
Pastorates: Louisville, Ohio, 1933-1937
St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin, and St. Paul’s UCC, Erin, Wisconsin, 1938-1942
Stoutsville, Ohio, 1943-1948
Selina, Pennsylvania, 1949-1950
Ruffsdale, Pennsylvania, 1951- 1962
Baust-Westminster, Maryland, 1963-1967
Keedysville, Maryland, 1968-1978
Death: February 29, 2000 (age 97) Keedysville, Washington County, Maryland

Rev. Gilbert Paul Frohne

Born: May 24, 1907, Cleveland, Ohio
Education: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1931
Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, 1934
Ordination: August 19, 1934, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Marriage: remained single
Pastorates: Francesville and Medaryville, Indiana, 1934-1975
Indiana, 1934- 1940
St. John’s UCC, Merton, Wisconsin, and St. Paul’s UCC, Erin, Wisconsin, 1942-1975
Death: December 19, 1977, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Rev. Robert Lewis Anderson

Born: August 4, 1945, Rutland, Vermont
Education: Allegheny College, Pennsylvania 1967
Andover- Newton Theology School, Newton, Massachusetts 1971
Ordination: June 13, 1971, Rutland, Vermont
Marriage: Sharon Patricia O’Malley, August 16, 1975, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Death:

Rev. Kent A. Mosebach

Born: December 23, 1940, Marshalltown, Iowa
Education: Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, Minnesota
Ordination: St. John’s UCC, Melbourne, Iowa
Marriage: Julie Mosebach and Audrey Mosebach
Death: January 3, 2023

Mary Jane Huber

Born: January 8, 1958, Ridgewood, NJ

Education: Defiance College, Defiance, OH 1996

Garrett Evangelical-Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL 2011

Ordained: April 6, 2014, Redeemer United Church of Christ, Menomonee Falls, WI

Marriage: Lawrence Huber

St. John's UCC February 2014 - Present

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