Reverend Charles Roderick Adelbert Rueter
(Bef 1876-1889)
Francis Lorenz
(Bef 1876-1920)
John Alvin Rueter
(Abt 1879-1952)


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1. Friederika Beyer

2. Pauline Greiner

John Alvin Rueter 90

  • Born: Abt 1879, Syracuse, Nebraska
  • Marriage (1): Friederika Beyer on Apr 20, 1908 in Holloway, Minnesota 89
  • Marriage (2): Pauline Greiner in Nov 1920 89
  • Died: Jun 29, 1952 about age 73

bullet  General Notes:

John Rueter was pastor at Peace Lutheran Church, Sterling, Colorado then moved to Wauneta, Nebraska. He began his ministry about 1914 in Earl Grey, Sask, Canada. After 4 years or so, he moved to Orange Grove, Texas for his wife's health. (The 1920 Texas census shows his address as 304 Nanis, Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas) He was there for a few years until his wife died in the Grace Lutheran Sanatorium, San Antonio, Texas. He served for a brief time as interim pastor at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Seguin, Texas where he met Pauline Grenier. Before marrying, he and the 2 children (from the marriage to his first wife) moved to the Ozarks where he seems to have had something to do with a lumber mill. Then he married Pauline, and moved to Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. Then he became pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Goodland, Kansas. About 1933-36 he served Grace Lutheran Church, Englewood, Colorado. Then he moved to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rosalie, Nebraska. About 1940 he came to American Lutheran Church, Enid, Oklahoma. Around 1944 he became pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, Superior, Nebraska. His farewell service there was on June 29, 1952. That afternoon after the reception, he and Pauline were driving to his new parish near Wilber, Nebraska, when there was an accident with another car and he died.

copy of a letter written by Alvin Charles Rueter to the Reverend Dennis A. Kastens, Pastor, 411 Chapel Dr. , Collinsville, Illinois 62234

Peace Lutheran - ask for Jennifer
1404 South 9th Avenue
Sterling, Colorado 80751


John married Friederika Beyer, daughter of ? Beyer and ? ?, on Apr 20, 1908 in Holloway, Minnesota.89 (Friederika Beyer died about 1920 in Grace Lutheran Sanatorium, San Antonio, Texas 60.)


John next married Pauline Greiner, daughter of Charles A. Greiner and Lydia Ermel, in Nov 1920.89 (Pauline Greiner was born on Jul 8, 1894 in Seguin, Texas 60,91,92 and died in Aug 1972 in Enid, Oklahoma 91.)

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