Biography of William Grief
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WILLIAM GRIEF, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Palatine, was born in Germany in 1845, son of George and Elizabeth Graef. He was educated at Basel, Switzerland. He came to America in 1871 and located in Texas, and was ordained for the ministry in the Lutheran schools of that State. He began preaching in 1871. After eight years spent in the service in Texas. he returned to Louisiana, where he preached one year. In 1880 he came to Palatine and accepted the pastorate of the Lutheran Church at that place. His charge now consists of seventy families, which comprise 340 members. His Church was organized in 1871, then containing twelve families. He was married in 1872 to Miss Augusta Swartz. They have five children - Emanuel, Willie, Clara, Anna and Augusta.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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