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The Immanuel Deaconess Institute, Omaha, 1910 – Orphan’s Home (left), Hospital, Parsonage, Deaconess home and Nazareth House.


The Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel Association for Works of Mercy was founded at Omaha, Nebraska in 1887 by the Rev. Erik Alfred Fogelstrom. In 1890 Pastor Fogelstrom created the Immanuel Hospital and Deaconess Mother House after sending women to Philadelphia and Sweden for training as deaconesses.