Rev. John Conrad Eirich

John Conrad was born 20 Dez 1834 in Rossbach, Bavaria. He emigrated with his parents to America when he was two years old, and was raised in Union County, Ohio.


John Conrad Eirich was a Lutheran minister, like his brothers. Little is known about this man compared to his brother John Peter. John Conrad was ordained by the Ohio Synod in 1865 and served in Waldo, Homerville, Delphos and Bucyrus, Ohio. He resigned from his concregation in Bucyrus and the ministry of the church in 1887 and moved to a farm in Van Wert, Ohio. Information furnished by Wartburg Theological Seminary taken from the booklet prepared by Good Hope Lutheran Church in observance of its 100th anniversary, tells us that "Rev. Eirich was an excellent speaker, always endeavoring to uplift his listeners."


He married Wilhelmina Margaret Young on 20 Okt 1867 in Union County, OH, and was the father of eight children, only four of whom, however, survived to adulthood.


John Conrad died 24 Apr 1914 in Van Wert, OH.