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St. John's Lutheran Church

Tolleston

 
 
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By Duane Hall, April 3, 2013
1. St. John's Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.  St. John's Church, the oldest surviving institution in Gary and north of the Little Calumet River, began with the work of the Rev. Henry Wunder in the early 1860's. He regularly came from Chicago by horse and buggy. Baptism records date from 1863; the first church was built on this site in 1868 or 1869; 1870 is celebrated as date of organization. The church served German immigrants to Tolleston (named for George Tolle who came in 1856). Tolleston was annexed to Gary in 1910.
 
Erected 1976. (Marker Number 45.1976.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 41° 35.571′ N, 87° 21.954′ W. Marker is in Gary, Indiana, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Taft St and W. 10th Ave, on the right when traveling north on Taft St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2235 W 10th Ave, Gary IN 46404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured
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By Duane Hall, April 3, 2013
2. St. John's Lutheran Church Marker
At southeast corner of Taft Street and W. 10th Avenue
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as the crow flies. Froebel School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stewart Settlement House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dutch in the Calumet Region (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hobart (Indiana) Patriotic Honor Rolls (approx. 7.4 miles away); First Physician (approx. 7˝ miles away); Great Sauk (Sac) Trail (approx. 7˝ miles away); Ogden Dunes Ski Jump (approx. 9.3 miles away); Willow Creek Confrontation (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gary.
 
Regarding St. John's Lutheran Church. Based on the dates on a cornerstone of the church, the present church building was built in 1922.
 
St. John's Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 3, 2013
3. St. John's Lutheran Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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