Rev. J. J. Trinklein

Rev. J. J. “Jake” Trinklein was one of the first Lutheran missionaries to travel Texas to organize Lutheran churches among the German speaking population that was settling the state.

His 2nd great niece Ellen Trinklein found his diary in the 1939 edition of the Giddings Deutches Volksblatt and translated it capturing the wit and flavor of Pastor Trinklein’s personality.