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August 10, 2022

Everyday Life of Wittenberg, Wisconsin in the Early 1950s Through Amazing Color Slides

Wittenberg is a village in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,081 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Wittenberg and has a total area of 1.79 square miles (4.64 km2), all of it land.

From 1883 to 1955, Wittenberg was the location of the Bethany Indian Mission, the long-lived American Indian missionary outreach of the Norwegian Synod and, after the merger in 1917, of the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America (NLCA).

These vintage color slides from ELCA Archives documented everyday life of Wittenberg, Wisconsin in the early 1950s.

2nd graders in classroom with teacher Norma Garness, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Alice Bigthunder and Annie Henzley with quilts, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Angelina Hopinka graduating from Luther College , Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Angelina Hopinka, her stepparents and brother Chauncey, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Anita Hill, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Boy picking cherries, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Bunkhouse at Gibraltar orchard, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Cabin of Mr and Mrs John C Decorah, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Carving wood, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Chapel and schoolhouse, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Checking station at cherry orchard, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Children at mealtime, with teacher Angeline Hopinka, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Children going to chapel, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Children help with dishes, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Children with lunch pails, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Children, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Children program play, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Christian Summer School staff, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Clothing Day, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Confirmation class, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Confirmation class, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Congregation, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Constance Rockman, Luther College student, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Employees building, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Family and wagon, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Five cabins north of Wittenberg, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Fourth graders with Gordon Trelstad teacher, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Girls Building, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Girls by house, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Girls relax in the sun, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

In the field, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Julian Valena in cherry orchard, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Kids with baby carriage, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Man and Rev Ernest GW Sihler with Paul the Missionary poster, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Man by dugout house, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Man in hospital bed, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Nellie Wolf by house, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Oliver Rockman, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Oneida Ladies Aid Wittenberg-Tigerton area, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Outdoor Sunday service, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Parish worker with Indian children, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Pastor Ernest W Sihler and his wife, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Three ladies who live at the Old Home, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Tony and Martha Whitewing with packages, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Two girls bringing in pails at cherry orchard, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Weaving baskets, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Weaving baskets, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Wedding, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Weekday parish school at cranberry marsh, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Woman and baby, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Woman and child, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953

Woman and children, Bethany Indian Mission, Wittenberg, Wisconsin, circa. 1953




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