St. John's Church, Cappeln, MO

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Around 1835 several families in and around what later became known as Cappeln, MO, secured the services of the Femme Osage pastor, Herman Garlichs to come to this neighborhood as a "circuit" pastor and occasionally hold church services. Pastor Caspar Bode served the area from 1845-57. The church became officially "St. Joahnnes Deutsch-evangelische Kirche" (St. John's Evangelical Church) and called it's first pastor, Rev. S. Seybold in 1857. Below is a list of all the pastors, if available photos can be seen.

Hermann Garlichs

abt. 1835-45

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Caspar Bode

1845-57

T. Seybold

1857-60

H. Buchmeller

1860-64

Th. Meusch

1865-70

F. M. Haefele

1870-71

August Kitterer

1872-74

C. Bechtold

1874-76

Chr. Trion

1876-80

Gottfr. Doernenburg

1880-81

Eilt Heeren Eitts

1881-86

T. Fhal

1886-89

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A. Mueller

1889-92

M. Grotefeld

1892-94

C. Schrake

1894-95

H. Voss

1895-99

Photo

J. Stroetker

1899-1918

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Geo. Schulz

1918-19

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Fr. Bechtold

1919-33

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Rev. Schieler

1933-34

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G. Schmeisser

1934-39

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E. G. Holder

1939-43

G. Schler

1943-45 student

M. Lichte

student

P. Vonderohe

student

R. Nolte

student

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Robt. H. Froeschner

1945-47

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A. E. Porter

1947-50

 

Fred Stiegemeier

1950-53

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Robt. Fricke

1953-54

Vernon Dolde

student

 

Raymond Klasing

student

Robt. Fricke

1954-59

Edwin Berger

1959 June-Oct

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Arlen Schlundt

1959-60 student

Loren Windhorst

student

Robert Lahr

student

Otto Kienker

1960 Lent

Geo. Schler

1959-60 Confirmation

Leland Fruechte

1960-61 student

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Paul Klueter

student

Photo

John Ruhl

Lent 1961

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Edwin Winnecke

1961-70

Theophil Stoerker

1970 Mar-May

Carl Priepke

1970 -72

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Devin R. Jones

1972 - 2015

Kevin E. Weaver

2015 - Present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Casper Bode

 

Was a preacher for 45 years

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August Kitterer

 

served St. John's 1872-1874

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Rev. Atelier C. A. Müller

served St. John's 1889 - 1892

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Rev. Johann Stroetker

serving St. John's 1899 to 1918

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Rev Geo. Schulz

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Rev. Friedrich Bechtold

 

served St. John's 1919 to 1933

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Rev. Schieler

 

served St. John's 1933 - 1934

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Rev. and Mrs. Schmeisser

served St. John's from 1934 - 1939

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Rev. and Mrs. Holder

 

served St. John's 1939 -1943

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Rev. Robt. H. Froeschner

 

served St. John's 1945-1947

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Rev. A. E. Porter and family

served St. John's 1947-1950

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Rev. Fricke and family

served St. John's 1953-1959

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Rev. Arlen Schlundt

 

served as a semenary student in 1959-1960

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Rev. and Mrs. Paul Klueter

served as supply pastor 1960-1961

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Rev. John and Mrs. Ruhl

served during lent 1961

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Rev. Edwin Winnecke

 

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Rev. Devin Jones and wife Marilyn

served St. John's 1972 to 2015

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Rev. Kevin E. Weaver Interim Pastor

served St. John's 2015 to Present

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