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

04 Feb

Pr. Herzberger continued to work towards the goal he had set – the founding of a Deaconess Association in the Lutheran Church. Shortly before the next...

28 Jan

Louise Rathke was a member of the first deaconess training class at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and graduated in 1925. Louise served about six months at the Apache...

21 Jan

Deaconess Martha Eber was consecrated as a deaconess in 1924, following her graduation from the Lutheran Hospital Nurses Training School in Ft. Wayne, IN. She...

14 Jan

In 1911, the Associated Lutheran Churches met in convention in Ft. Wayne, IN. At that convention, Pastor F.W. Herzberger presented a paper on the female...

07 Jan

In August 1919, The Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital in Indiana agreed to admit deaconess students into the training school for nurses. The arrangement was that...
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