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William Henry Blancke

Clergyman , lecturer

William Henry Blancke, German clergyman, lecturer. member International Sunday School Executive Committee, 1892-1893.

Background

Blancke, William Henry was born on January 22, 1855 in Dangast, Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, Germany. Son of Dirck and Maria (Reiners) Blancke.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Carthage (Illinois) College, 1883. Studied theological course Hamma Division School, Springfield, Ohio. Doctor of Divinity, Wittenberg College, 1905.

Career

Seaman at 15 and sailed before the mast for 3 years. Came to the United States, 1873. Ordained Evangelical Lutheran ministry, 1884.

Pastor Liberty, Illinois, 1883-1891, St. Paul’s Church, Davenport, Iowa, 1891-1916, Newton, Iowa, 1918-1937. Now pastor emeritus. President Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Iowa 2 terms: trustee Carthage College, 1895-1915, 34-45, president of the board 10 years, member Executive Committee 1937-1940, member emeritus since 1945. Delegate to National Synod many times.

Member International Sunday School Executive Committee, 1892-1893. Ex-president Iowa State Sunday School Association. President Civic Federal of Scott County, Iowa, 1908-1915.

Platform director Rock River Assembly, Dixon, Illinois, 9 years. Speaker at Sunday School convs., Chautauqua lecturer, topics: Wild Oats and Other Crops. From Capstain to Pulpit: others.

Author: The Sacrament of The Altar.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Sacrament of The Altar.

Membership

Member International Sunday School Executive Committee, 1892-1893.

Connections

Married Mary C. Steinbeck, October 5, 1885 (died August 25, 1943). Children: John Henry (deceased), Mary Edna (Mistress M. E. Redeen), Lillian Edith (Mistress Bertram P. Holst).

father:
Dirck Blancke

mother:
Maria (Reiners) Blancke

spouse:
Mary C. Steinbeck

child:
John Henry Blancke (deceased)

child:
Mary Edna Blancke (Mistress M. E. Redeen)

child:
Lillian Edith Blancke (Mistress Bertram P. Holst)