Bio: Diemer, Theophil Eugene, Rev.
Surnames: Diemer, Schmalz
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 26 June 1930
Theophil Eugene Diemer, pastor of Zion
Lutheran Church, Stratford, was born April 11, 1891, at Woodville,
Wisconsin, the son of the Reverend and Mrs. George Diemer. They
moved six weeks later to Brownton, Minnesota, where they have since
resided. He was educated in the parochial school at Brownton, under
the tutelage of his father, and was confirmed at the age of 14. He
completed the eighth grade in the public school at Winthrop,
Minnesota, where he also took up one year high school work before
entering St. Paul Luther College in 1907. After completing the
college course, he took up a course in the theological seminary of
the same school, and graduated in 1914. He was ordained April
19th of the same year, by his father, in St. Matthew
Evangelical Church at Brownton, and left shortly afterward to take
charge of the Stratford congregation, where he has since been
He was married August 27, 1914, to Miss
Elizabeth Schmalz, daughter of the late Reverend Carl Schmalz of
the town of Wien, who died a number of years ago. Mrs. Schmalz now
resides at Wausau. The Reverend and Mrs. Diemer have four children:
Roland, Ethel, Carl and Lothar.
Politically, he is a progressive Republican. His hobby is the study of science.
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