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Hello!  In my husband's family was REV. MICHAEL ADAM, an Evangelical Lutheran minister.


Rev. Adam was born in October 1850 in Germany, though at present, we do not know where.  He studied and was ordained a minister before he immigrated to the US in 1872.


In 1878, Rev. Adam became the pastor for Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Forest Green, Chariton Co., MO. There, he ministered to the congregation and, not long afterward, married one of his congregation members, MARIE [MARY] LOUISE LINNEMANN, daughter of Heinrich H. and Wilhelmine Sophie Biere Linnemann, on 16 July 1879 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Brunswick, Chariton Co., MO.


Their first child, THEODORA CLARA ADAM, was born in Forest Green, Chariton Co., MO, on 23 Nov. 1880.  Theodora died 12 Jan. 1881 in Forest Green and is buried in the Old Salem Lutheran Cemetery. The original church building and its adjoining cemetery were located about three miles from its present location amidst farm ground.


Rev. Adam and his wife were then transferred from Missouri to Nebraska in 1881.  At Immanuel Lutheran Church in Beemer, Cumming Co., Rev. Adam served as pastor there for 10 years.


Rev. Michael and Marie Adam had a son, THEODORE HENRY ADAM, born 21 Oct. 1881, at Beemer.  Theodore grew up to become a farmer and married EMMA MARIE KNUTH on 24 Aug. 1908 in Beemer, Cumming Co., NE.


In 1892, Rev. Adam transferred for the last time and became the pastor for Zion Lutheran Church in Omaha, Omaha Co., NE, a post he held until 1932.  During their years at Zion, Rev. Michael and Marie Adam adopted two girls: AMANDA WEISE {ADAM}, born 1885 in Iowa, and EMMA WEISE {ADAM}, born Sept. 1890 in NE.


From 1932 to 1935, Rev. Adam ministered to the church at Eagle, Cass Co., NE.


Marie [Mary] Louise Linnemann Adam died 1 Aug. 1911 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.  Rev. Michael Adam died 3 Nov. 1943 also in Omaha.

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