Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Family Surburg

Raymond, born in [year?].

Raymond Frederick Surburg. The image was taken from

We need information about this family.

They lived in Faculty Lane House 1 from [year?] to 1960.

From a website about the history of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, New York:

Rev. Raymond Frederick Surburg, a native of Chicago, Illinois, came to Bethlehem from Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton, New Jersey and was installed as our seventh Pastor on June 15, 1941. During this period an annual gospel preaching mission was established, and extensive repairs were made to our church, tower, and basement. In 1950 the second mortgage on the church was paid off during the celebration of our 45th anniversary. In addition to serving as Pastor of Bethlehem, Rev. Surburg continued his studies at the Biblical Seminary of New York City and served as director of the Brooklyn Biblical Institute. He left Bethlehem in September 1954 to become an assistant professor of religion at Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska.

From a website about LCMS history:

Raymond F. Surburg, 91, who taught for thirty years at Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois, and Fort Wayne, Indiana), died in Bloomington, Indiana [on May 19, 2001]. Surburg joined the seminary faculty in 1960. When he retired in 1990, he was professor and chairman of the department of exegetical theology. Surburg was a 1933 graduate of Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) and earned two doctorates, a Th.D. from American Theological Seminary (Wilmington, Delaware, 1942) and a Ph.D. from Fordham University (New York City, 1950). Before 1960 he was the pastor of Lutheran congregations in New Jersey and New York and taught at Concordia Teachers College (Seward, Nebraska).

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