Kountze Memorial Lutheran

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1911 | Rev. Oliver Baltzly

During Baltzly’s (1911-1931) ministry, Kountze Memorial becomes the largest Lutheran church in America with over 5,000 members and a 1931 Confirmation class of 364. In 1919, Midland Lutheran College moves to Fremont, Nebraska, from Atchison, Kansas, with financial help from Kountze Memorial under the leadership of Baltzly. Baltzly is the first Kountze pastor to be born in Nebraska.