Frelsburg in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Trinity Lutheran Church
William Frels came to Texas from Germany in 1834 and joined other pioneers settling here. Frontier pastors such as the Rev. J.C. Ervendberg cared for their religious needs. In 1855 Frels gave sites for a church and cemetery and the Rev. C. Roehm organized the congregation. For years the pastors taught a day school. The Texas Evangelical Synod met here on various occasions. The present sanctuary replaced an earlier one destroyed in a windstorm. In 1930 Trinity joined with other congregations to originate the American Lutheran Church. English language services began in 1932.
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5564.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
Location. 29° 52.279′ N, 96° 32.968′ W. Marker is in Frelsburg, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1291, 0.1 miles west of McElroy Lane, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the left side of the front entrance to the Church. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Frelsburg (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); Mike Muckleroy (approx. 2.7 miles away); Zimmerscheidt School (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Zimmerscheidt School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of the Town of New Ulm (approx. 3.9 miles away); Frnka Family Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frelsburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.