Antique Wilhelm Schröder German Lutheran Hymn Pocket Hymn Prayer Book 1893
1893 Lutheran Hymn Book written in German with gilt embossed cover with prior owners name Wilhelm Schröder (Schroeder) of Wausau Wisconsin. The entire book is in German with the title being "Kirchen-gesangbuch für evangelisch-lutherische Gemeinden ungeänderter Augsburgischer confession, darin des seligen dr. Martin Luthers und anderer geistreichen Lehrer gebräuchlichste Kirchen-Lieder enthalten sind." The translation of this is something like this " translated to Church hymn book for Evangelical Lutheran parishes of unchanged Augsburg confession, in it of the blessed dr. Martin Luther's and other witty teachers most common church songs are included." This antique book measures 5 5/8" X 3 1/2" and has 448 pages. It was published by Concordia in St. Louis.
Our research shows that Wilhelm was married to Ida Schroeder and they lived in Wausau, Wisconsin. I had difficultly find Wilhelm on the ancestry sites and believe that when he came over from Germany his name might have changed to William.
The condition is Good+ for 127 years old. No missing or loose pages. No writing inside the book. Tanning seen throughout but it is light and even. Cover shows rubbing with most wear at spine and corners.
We also have Ida's hymn book in our shop for purchase separately. Her hymn book is also in German and has a memorial fold out card included (we have included a photo here of the memorial card to help those of you looking for genealogy info) This book does not come with the memorial card.
We try to pick up prayer books and family bibles with names associated with them for genealogy. The make great family gifts.