Bertram, William Frederick 10.jul.1891-24.jul.1989 USA Illinois, Pecatonica - Arlington Heights
organist, woodwind player, conductor, 1910 graduated from Concordia High School in St Paul Minnesota, 1913 graduated from the Lutheran Seminary in Addison Illinois, 1936 BM from the Vandercook School of Music in Chicago, 1913 studied violin with E Kritch in Jacksonville Illinois, 1913 piano with William Munger in Jacksonville, 1942 trombone with E Schuelke in Chicago, 1915-1917 teacher of the Immanuel Congregation in St Clair Michigan, 1920 teacher in Portage Wisconsin, 1920-1930 choirmaster of St John's Lutheran Church and principal of the St John's Lutheran School in Hannibal Missouri, 1930-1965 teacher at the Lutheran School in Elmhurst Illinois, 1931 choirmaster of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, conductor of a church band and several choirs in Elmhurst, 1942-1950 residing at 297 Larch Avenue Elmhurst ; son of minister Gardus Egmondt Lothar Bertram (Germany, Braunschweig feb.1849-20.jun.1930 Indiana, Fort Wayne) and Agnes Amalie Auguste Vocke (Germany 18.mar.1854-26.nov.1910 Iowa, Black Hawk) who married 7.may.1878 in Sydney Australia and 1891 emigrated to the USA ; 18.nov.1914 he married Elsie Heidbreder (Illinois, Quincy may.1892-) ; children Paul (Michigan, St Clair 1915-), Gertrude (Michigan, St Clair 1916-) and Frederick (Missouri, Hannibal 1921-)

Title Parts


[] Underneath the everlasting arms. Mixed choir
pub Concordia 1922

[] I love the good old USA
perf by the US Marine Band 1936

[] My Violet at eve. 1942
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