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Pastor Otto A. Duessel

Pastor Otto A. Duessel

Pastor Otto A. Duessel served Immanuel from 1895 to 1925. He was Born in the village of Emerhausen in Bavaria, Germany,and was orphaned at a very early age. He came to the United States at the age of 16 and lived with relatives in New Britain, Connecticut. He worked during the week in a factory. After his graduation from Concordia Seminary in Springfield, Illinois, he accepted the call to Immanuel. He led the reorganization of the congregation after the dismissal of Pastor Brend.