Confirmation Class Photos
Harold H. Brauer conducted catechismal instructions for mainly young people. It was their preparation for their first communion. Typically, the instructions resulted in a confirmation ceremony each year. These photographs capture the groups for each congregation. The ceremony was part of a special worship service. He also instructed some adult classes, but the confirmation events were less formal and photographs were not always taken.
The preserved photos did not always identify the congregation involved, the photo date, or the names of individual students. They are organized as best as possible. The record of Rev. Brauer’s ministry at each congregation during his career offers an estimate of the dates for the photos.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Julesburg, Colorado 1936-1940
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Amherst, Colorado 1940-1944
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ogden, Utah 1944-1949
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Symco, Wisconsin 1949-1954
St. Luke’s, Big Falls, Wisconsin 1949-1954
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Green Bay, Wisconsin 1955-1965
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pulaski, Wisconsin About 1965
Trinity Lutheran Church, Bear Creek, Wisconsin
Wisconsin - Unknown
Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Bear Creek, Wisconsin - These may be eighth grade school graduation photos while Harold Brauer taught at this school. There may also be a confirmation class photo with the local pastor in the photo