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Mequon in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Oldest Lutheran Church in Wisconsin

 
 
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Inscription. In early October 1839, approximately 20 families settled near this site to found the colony of Freistadt. Prompted by religious persecution in the homeland, the group sought and found religious haven in Wisconsin. The first log cabin was located southwest of the present church. The congregation immediately purchased 40 acres of land and in the spring of 1840 built the first Lutheran church in the state. The log building , 30 by 20 feet, was also used for school purposes. The first pastor of the congregation was L.F.E. Krause (1841-1847). The Lutheran Buffalo Synod was organized here in June 1845. Since 1848 the congregation has been a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
 
Erected 1958 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 85.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 14.07′ N, 88° 2.615′ W. Marker is in Mequon, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker is on Granville Road mile south of Freistadt Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mequon WI 53097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baeseman Log Cabin (about 700
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By Paul F, May 28, 2010
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Radue Chicken Coop (about 800 feet away); Cemetery Outhouse (about 800 feet away); Vogt Woodshed/Radue Gas Engine (about 800 feet away); Gierach Smokehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Klumb-Beuscher Bake Oven (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Horse Shed Reconstruction (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mueller Machine Shed (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mequon.
 
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