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Excerpts from the above site regarding the move of Wilton German English College in Iowa to Redfield, South Dakota and merger with Redfield College.
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Growth led to more stable educational institutions. In 1894 the Crete proseminar was moved to Wilton, Iowa, and reconstituted the Wilton German English College. The poorly financed, two-building college merged with Redfield College, in Redfield, South Dakota, in 1904, forming "a Christian institution of learning under the general supervision of the German Congregational churches of the United States of America," with the mandate "specifically to provide an academic and college course for all German young men looking toward a German Congregational ministry."
      Redfield was a good location, because most of Wilton's students had been Russia Germans from the Dakotas. Although finances remained a problem, Redfield College survived, and in 1916 the German Institute at CTS moved there, becoming the Redfield College Seminary. The depression signaled an end to Redfield College, but the School of Theology moved to Yankton College in 1932 [42] and later became one of the institutions that formed the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.
"Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ: German Congregationalismhttp://www.ucc.org/aboutus/histories/chap5.htm 
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The photo below is of the 1896 Football Team at the Wilton German English College in Iowa. It's presented here as an interesting "extra". Names are typed below it so search engines will find it and pick up these surnames for the benefit of others.
Football Team of Wilton German English College of 1896
Back:
J. Reister, C. J. Hoeheke, J. J. Thiel, E. Dietrich, J. Merkel, J. Koehler, B. Baumann, P. Thiel.
Middle:
F. Sattler, Geo. Ingham, W. Deho - Captain,
R. Zumstein, A. Rosenoff, A. Treiber, C. C. Johnson, Umpire.
Front:
Ed. Hilius, D. Koenig, J. Grosz, H. Dietrich, W. H. Klingebiehl, M. Henderson

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Names are typed as best as I can "see" them.
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Thanks to William E. Zumstein for the above photo..scanned from old newspaper. William is researching the
ZUMSTEIN surname and is interested in learning more about this college attended by his ancestor, Rudolph  Zumstein, shown in this photo. You may visit his site here:  URL: http://home.comcast.net/~wzumstein/GandGZ.htm
William E. Zumstein wzumstein@comcast.net
Thanks also to his nephew, Chris for his input. {csr}

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