Augsburg, Arkansas

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Augsburg
Unincorporated community
Augsburg is located in Arkansas
Augsburg
Augsburg
Coordinates: 35°24′52″N 93°14′18″W / 35.41444°N 93.23833°W / 35.41444; -93.23833Coordinates: 35°24′52″N 93°14′18″W / 35.41444°N 93.23833°W / 35.41444; -93.23833
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Pope County

Augsburg is a small unincorporated community in Pope County, Arkansas, United States.

In 1883, the first German-speaking Lutheran families began arriving in Pope County, 15 miles northwest of Russellville.

Augsburg was named for the German city of Augsburg. In 1884, they built their first church, Zion Lutheran Church. In 1907, it burned and a new one was built which also burned in 1978, and replaced in 1979-80. Rev. F. W. Herzberger was the first Pastor and Rev. Thom Lasko is the current Pastor.

List of Augsburg Zion Church pastors from 1883-2009[edit]

  • F.W Herzberger 1883-1885
  • Henry Koch 1885-1887
  • C. Burkhart 1888-1895
  • Gerhardt V. Toerne 1895-1896
  • August F.Graebener 1897-1905
  • W.J Kaiser 1905-1906
  • H.M Schreiner 1906-1917
  • B.F Noack 1917-1919
  • H.F Meyer 1919-1920
  • Alexander Wagner 1921-1923
  • H.M Hanson 1923-1925
  • Henry D. Wagner 1925-1929
  • C.H Neuhas 1929-1930
  • Albert Behnke 1930-1933
  • M.L Rothe 1931-1932
  • M.L Cook 1933-1936
  • H.M Hanson 1936-1940
  • Adolph Kollmorgen 1940-1949
  • Martin Gassner 1949-1951
  • Julius Dahms 1951-1953
  • D.D Schiebinger 1953-1955
  • E. Schroeder 1955-1956
  • R.C Jahn 1956-1957
  • John C Kaiser 1957-1960
  • W.E Griesse 1960-1963
  • Jack Robinson 1963-1966
  • William Couch 1966-1967
  • W.H Ringhardt 1967-1991
  • Loren E. Famuliner 1992-1999
  • Herbert Swanson 2003-2005
  • Thom Lasko 2005-Current

Pictures of the church[edit]

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