Bio: Buth, John George, Rev.
Surnames: Buth, Alborn, Prang
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 1 July 1930
John George Buth, pastor of Zion
Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Grant, Clark County,
whose ordination to the ministry occurred 23 years ago today, was
born September 22, 1876, at Polk City, Iowa, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Buth. When he was nine years old he accompanied his
parents to Orient, South Dakota, where he received an elementary
education in the public school. Six years later the family moved to
the vicinity of Toronto, Brookings County, where he assisted at
home until 1901, when he entered St. Paul Luther College, St. Paul,
Minnesota, to study for the ministry. He graduated in 1907 from the
theological seminary, and was ordained June 30th. His
first charge was at Fremont, in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, where he
served two congregations for four years, after which he accepted a
call to Warren, Illinois, where his field included three parishes.
Three years later he went to New Douglas, Illinois, where he
remained for three years. Then failing health made it necessary for
him to take a vacation of nearly nine months. His next charge was
at Madison, South Dakota, where he remained for three years, after
which he retired for two years, recuperating at Davenport, Iowa,
following an attack of a nervous disorder. From 1925 to 1927 he
served a congregation at Lyons, Wisconsin, resigning to take up his
present work, which also includes ministering to a congregation in
the town of Pine Valley, Clark County.
He was married in 1909 to Miss Anna
Alborn of Caroline, Shawano County, who died in 1916. In 1918 he
was married to Miss Minnie Prang of New Douglas, Illinois. They
have four children: Olga, Wilfred, Lydia and Richard. A son by the
former marriage died in infancy.
Politically, he is Independent. His hobby is outdoor recreation.
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