GEORGE R. NIELSEN spent his entire career teaching in Lutheran
schools, first in Houston and then, from 1959 to 1997, at Concordia
University in River Forest, Illinois. His most recent book, Johann
Kilian, Pastor, is a biography of the pastor of the Wends at Serbin,
Texas. In 1995 Concordia University named him Distinguished Professor of
History. He is now retired, living in the Black Hills of South Dakota.