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Calumet in Houghton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Suomi Synod

 
 
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2022
1. Suomi Synod Marker
Inscription.  

On March 25, 1890, nine Lutheran congregations, representing 1200 Finnish immigrants, assembled at Trinity Lutheran Church in Calumet and organized the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church In America-Suomi Synod. Four pastors and seventeen laymen from congregations in Calumet, Hancock, Jacobsville, Republic, Ishpeming, Negaunee and Ironwood, Michigan, as well as Savo, South Dakota, chose the Reverend Juho K. Nikander as the first president of the synod. By the 1920s the synod had become a national church body with 153 congregations and 36,000 members. In 1963 it merged with Lutheran churches of Swedish, German and Danish descent to form the Lutheran Church In America. The Calumet congregation, Faith Lutheran Church, is a continuation of the Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian group that met in Trinity Lutheran in 1890.
 
Erected 1990 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1714.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is March 25, 1890.
 
Location. 47° 14.33′ N, 88° 
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26.773′ W. Marker is in Calumet, Michigan, in Houghton County. Marker is at the intersection of Depot Street and Hecla Street, on the right when traveling west on Depot Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calumet MI 49913, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Float Copper (approx. ¼ mile away); Clearing the Way (approx. 0.3 miles away); Calumet Theater (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Paul the Apostle Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Italian Hall / Italian Hall Tragedy (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Copper Country (approx. 5.2 miles away); Hoar Family Mausoleum (approx. 9.7 miles away); The Amphidrome / The Birth of Professional Hockey (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calumet.
 
Suomi Synod Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2022
2. Suomi Synod Marker
Suomi Synod Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2022
3. Suomi Synod Marker
Suomi Synod Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2022
4. Suomi Synod Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2022, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2022, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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