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Victoria in Victoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

 
 
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 17, 2022
1. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.  German immigrants of the Victoria area began holding Lutheran worship services in private homes as early as the 1840s. The organizational meeting for this church, the first Lutheran congregation in the county, was conducted on December 14, 1851. Under the leadership of the Rev. William Strobel, the members raised funds for the operation of the new parish. In a charter meeting the following year the congregation was formally established as the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Victoria. The name was changed in the 1860s, during the pastorate of the Rev. Ulrich Berner.

Active in area service, the church has sponsored missions in the nearby communities of Coletoville, Inez, and Tivoli. In addition, members also supported the Indianola ministry of the Rev. Frederick Flath. Other programs have included a school which closed in 1895, the Ladies Aid Society, now the Lutheran Church Women, and the Lutheran Brotherhood.

All worship services were conducted in the German language until 1914 when English was first used on a limited basis. Additional buildings at this site were constructed later for the church, which has remained a significant
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area institution since the 1850s.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6573.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is December 14, 1851.
 
Location. 28° 47.915′ N, 97° 0.176′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is at the intersection of North De Leon Street and East Constitution Street on North De Leon Street. The marker is located on the side entrance to the church on De Leon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 North De Leon Street, Victoria TX 77901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Victoria Advocate" (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Federal Building (about 400 feet away); Pela House (about 600 feet away); Joe F. and Amelia Jecker House (about 700 feet away); Hauschild Opera House (about 700 feet away); Texas Soldiers and Pioneer Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mitchell School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
The Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker next to the church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 17, 2022
2. The Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker next to the church
The Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 17, 2022
3. The Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 17, 2022
4. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
(the marker is to the far left in the photo)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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