Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


St. John's College, located at Winfield, is under the control of the Missouri synod of the English Evangelical Lutheran church. Its establishment was due in a great measure to the liberality of John P. Baden, a wealthy citizen of Winfield and a prominent member of the Lutheran church. Early in the '90s he gave $50,000 toward founding the institution, a site was selected in the eastern part of the city, plans were made for a stone building 60 by 100 feet, two stories high, with basement and attic, and the corner-stone was laid in June, 1893. The following September the school was opened with a faculty of five members. The college building was not quite completed and temporary quarters for class rooms were secured elsewhere until March 1, 1894, when the building was finished and formally dedicated. The college course embraces three departments—classical, literary and scientific—and the financial management has been such that no debt has ever been incurred. Mr. Baden died on March 3, 1900, but the school he founded is an enduring monument to his generosity.

Page 631 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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INTRODUCTION

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VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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