The LDA is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. Click below to read stories of our 100 years of service.

18 Mar

In 1921, Pastor Kirst of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin approached the LDA about opening a hospital there. The Deaconess Hospital Foundation and representatives of the...

12 Mar

Gertrude Simon was born in 1900, in Zachow, Wisconsin. She graduated from the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1926. After...

04 Mar

Once the Association was established, the next challenge for Pastor Herzberger was to find a "centrally located Motherhouse where our women workers can be...

04 Mar

Once the Association was established, the next challenge for Pastor Herzberger was to find a "centrally located Motherhouse where our women workers can be...

25 Feb

As a young girl in Germany, Martha would gather neighborhood children together for Sunday School. That was the beginning of her lifetime career of caring...

18 Feb

Clara Strehlow (born 1895) was among the first students at a new deaconess school which opened Watertown, Wisconsin in the 1920s. This new training program did...
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