Philip Wolfgang Polster

Rev. Philip Wolfgang Polster
b. 31 Jan 1889 Huff twp, Spencer Co., Indiana
d. 7 July 1937 El Paso, Texas
bur. St. John Lutheran Ev. Church Cemetery, Spencer Co., Indiana

Rev. Philip Wolfgang Polster gravestone

Rev. Philip Wolfgang Polster gravestone

m. 16 July 1916 Pocahontas, Perry Co., Missouri
Lucy Alvina Mueller
b. 21 January 1891, Missouri
d. 30 September 1975, Cupertino, California

Children with Lucy Alvina Mueller

  • Rev. Theodore Louis Polster (1919-1987)
  • Gertrude “Trudy” Polster (1920-)
  • Rev. Arnim Polster (1922-1982)
  • Ruth “Loide” Polster (1923-2000)

Rev. Philip Polster was the son of Johann George Polster and Anna Margaretha (Purtzer) Polster. He married Lucy Mueller, daughter of Heinrich Fuercutegott Mueller and Katherine Kieninger. He was a student at Concordia College in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and later entered Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Following his time at the seminary, he led congregations in various towns in Nebraska before retiring to San Antonio and El Paso, Texas. His obituary from the Rockport Democrat cites two brothers at the time of his death, Henry of Schribner, Nebraska, and Walter of Evanston. A third brother named Albert predeceased Philip by 15 years. The obituary also names four sisters, Mrs. Henry Braun of Evanston, Mrs. Zabel of Austin, Texas, Mrs. Walter Uebelhack and Mrs. Fred Reialfski of Indianapolis.

Submitted by:
Marlene Petty Polster
Crown Point, IN

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