Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Family Stelzer

Theodore, born in 1892.

We need information about this family.

They lived in Faculty Lane House 4 from [year?] to 1956.

From a website about LCMS history.:

Theodore G. W. Stelzer, music professor at Concordia Teachers College, died near Gallup, New Mexico, [on August 11, 1956]. He graduated from the Missouri Synod Teacher Seminary at Addison, Illinois, in 1910 and received training in piano and vocal music at various schools, including the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and the Detroit Conservatory of Music. He served as organist, choirmaster and principal at Lutheran schools in Racine and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from 1910 to 1927. From January 1927 until his death he was a member of the faculty at Seward and head of the departments of music and education. He also served on many boards and committees of the synod. He died in an automobile accident while traveling from Los Angeles to Colorado serving summer teaching engagements.

Neighbor girl Jenny Mueller remembers: "Dr. and Mrs. Steltzer were killed in a car accident on vacation in New Mexico, and I can remember being freaked out as a kid because I had seen them leave for vacation and they never came back."

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