Herman Brückner


Born: March 11, 1866, Grun­dy Coun­ty, Io­wa (birth name: Her­man Heinr­ich Mor­itz Brueck­ner).

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 25, 1942, He­bron, Ne­bras­ka (fun­er­al held in Be­a­trice, Ne­bras­ka).

Buried: St. Paul’s Lu­ther­an Ce­me­te­ry, Wa­ver­ly, Io­wa.


Herman was the son of Her­man Brueck­ner and So­phia Grann­stodt, and hus­band of Dor­o­thea Staehl­ing.

Ordained in 1888, he served pas­tor­ates in Il­li­nois, Mi­chi­gan, Ken­tuc­ky, and Wis­con­sin.

He lat­er moved to Io­wa City, Io­wa, and re­ceived his Ba­che­lor of Arts de­gree from Io­wa State Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1917. In 1926, he joined the fa­cul­ty of Heb­ron Col­lege in Ne­bras­ka.

In 1938, Wart­burg Se­mi­na­ry, Du­buque, Io­wa, con­ferred an hon­or­a­ry Do­ctor of Di­vin­i­ty de­gree on him. He re­tired as pro­fes­sor emer­i­tus from Heb­ron College in 1941.




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