John Caspar Mattes   1 comment

Scranton, Pennsylvania 1902

Above:  Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1902

Photographer = T. E. Dillon

H19648 U.S. Copyright Office

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-USZ62-127366

John Caspar Mattes (1876-1948) served as pastor of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Scranton, from 1915 to 1927, and as assistant pastor then as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Scranton, from 1927 to 1938, before becoming a Professor of Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, in 1939.  He translated hymns, especially German ones, and served on the committee which produced the Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church (1917).


The Royal Standard Forward Goes:

O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God:

Smite Us Not in Anger, Lord:

Friend of the Weary, O Refresh Us:

Deck Thyself with Joy and Gladness:


Mason City Globe-Gazette, June 18, 1945, page 5

Above:  A Clipping from the Mason City Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, June 18, 1945, Page 5

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