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REV. E. PARKER CONRAD The Lutheran pastor at Colburn,Indiana though a young man and a newcomer, has already "made good" not only with his parishioners but the populace at large. He came highly recommended and by his work soon showed that he was deserving of all the good words spoken for him. He is energetic, resourceful, courteous to all and a friend-maker. Already his charges have shown signs of improvement and in time there can be little doubt of greatly increased membership and influence. Tippecanoe county is indebted to the Old North state for this ministerial recruit, as his whole career was spent in the south before coming to Indiana. Rev. E. Parker Conrad was born in North Carolina, July 29, 1878, and thus will be seen to have hardly passed his thirty-second year. He is a son of George W. and Mary (Leonard) Conrad, who occupied a farm in the vicinity of Lexington. Here the future Tippecanoe County Indiana minister was reared, learning all about farming as he grew up and attending the district schools at intervals. In 1896 he became a student of Lenoir College at Hickory, where he took the full course and was graduated in June, 1900, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. His first business venture was as a teacher in the North Carolina schools, but this occupation was aband- oned to make preparations for his career iii the ministry. Entering the Lutheran Seminary at Chicago, he went through a three-years course, which was completed by graduation in the spring of 1904. In May of that year he was ordained by the North Carolina synod of the Lutheran church and given charge of a church of his denomination at Winston. He retained this pastorate until October, 1905, when he was transferred to the church at Colburn in Tippecanoe county, of which he has since had charge. Besides his main charge he serves the churches of St. John's, Bethel, Pettit and St. James at Darlington [Indiana]. Mr.Conrad has managed well, having succeeded in increasing the membership while keeping the finances in good order. May 27, 1908, Mr. Conrad married Myrtle Graeber, of China Grove, North Carolina, whose birth occurred June 27, 1884. Mrs. Conrad is a lady of unusual accomplishments, having taken a course in elocution and besides ranks high socially, both in their original circle in North Carolina, as well as in their new home in Indiana. {Past and Present of Tippecanoe County, Ind. page 1074}
- L. A.
 Added: Dec. 26, 2012

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