"Festfeier in der palmengeschmückten Kirche in Utengule. Schw. Kruppa, Br. Kootz. Br. Stolz, Br. Kruppa." ("Special service in the church of Utengule, which is decorated with palm fronds. Sis[ter] Kruppa, Br[other] Kootz. Br[other] Stolz, Br[other] Kruppa."). View towards the altar with Missionary Kootz behind it, Sister Kruppa on the left and Missionaries Stolz and Kruppa sitting on the right facing the congregation. Women are sitting on benches on the left-hand side whereas men are sitting on benches on the right-hand side. Palm leaves decorate the walls. Imprinted on the image: "Kirche Utengule D.O.A. No. 1320b" ("Utengule church G[erman] E[ast] A[frica] No. 1320b").; One photo included from the box of duplicates. -- The imprinted "D" has been crossed out with blue ink. -- Johannes Kootz (1869 -1918) was a missionary of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. As a young recruit with Meyer he built up 1894 Rutenganio and Ipyana station, 1895 Utengule station. Here he served as an assistant to Missionary Richard in Utengule from 1895 to 1897. In 1897 till 1915, with a vacation from 1903-1906, he was head (Vorsteher) of the station. In 1894 he married Elise, née Kretschmer (1870 -1946). Together with his wife Elise Kootz-Kretschmer and Msaturwa Mwachitete he assembled much material concerning the Safwa. She continued the academic work concerning the Safwa after returning to Germany. See her publications: "Die Safwa. Ein ostafrikanischer Volksstamm in seinem Leben und Denken", Berlin 1926, 1929; "Großmutter Narwimba. Was sie erlebte und was sie erlitt", Herrnhut 1925; "Abriß einer Landesgeschichte von Usafwa in Ostafrika", in: Koloniale Rundschau 1929; "Tatu, das geraubte Muwembakind", Herrnhut 1933; "Sichyajunga. Ein Leben in Unruhe", Herrnhut 1938. -- Karl Alfred Kruppa (1874-1945) was a joiner before he became a missionary of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine in 1902 after he had gotten married to Marie Elisabeth (1874-unknown), née Binder. He stayed in Utengule from 1902 to 1906 and in Ileya (Mwanda) from 1906 to 1910 where he was in charge of the foundation of a new mission station. In 1916 he was made prisoner of war by the British until 1919 after which he returned to Germany together with his wife. -- Adolf Ferdinand Stolz (1871-1917) was a mission trader of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine in Ipanya from 1898 to 1902 and in Kyimbila from 1903 to 1914. He was responsible for the plantations in Kyimbila and Rutenganio. In 1898 he married Helene Elisabeth, née Kootz (1872-1899), in 1903 Anna, née Schulze.