Paul Wienand, born March 2, 1857 in Zellin an der Oder, came with his parents to America in 1869. Worked for two years in coal mines near Ironton, Ohio, then employed in a newspaper office. Several years later he began studying theology in Franklin, Wisconsin, and taught at schools. Ordained in June 1883 and sent as a missionary to serve German settlers in the West, then German churches in Philadelphia and Baltimore (1890-1902). From 1902 on he was pastor of the German Evangelical Reformed congregation in Brooklyn, New York. Awarded a prize for a religious poem at the 1904 Baltimore Blumenspiele. Married Luise Rosine Wildprett in 1908. Died sometime after 1912.