Bio: Buth, John George, Rev. 

Contact: Stan

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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