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

Lutherans In Monroe County

 
 
Lutherans In Monroe County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
1. Lutherans In Monroe County Marker
Inscription. German pioneers who began settling this area in 1828 formed Monroe County's first Lutheran church here in 1834. The Rev. Friedrich Schmid became their first pastor, traveling by horseback from Ann Arbor. The growing congregation incorporated as Zoar Church in 1838 and built a log church.

Trinity and Zion in Monroe, Holy Ghost in Raisinville, and Immanuel in Ida all developed from Zoar by 1849. Zoar became St. Paul's Lutheran in 1858, completing a one-room brick church here in 1860. The larger church built here in 1873 testifies to the enduring faith of this Lutheran country congregation.
 
Location. 41° 53.204′ N, 83° 26.423′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on West Albain Road 0.2 miles west of South Telegraph Road (U.S. 24), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, near the northwest corner of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4631 West Albain Road, Monroe MI 48161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan: Historic Crossroads / Michigan: Twenty-Sixth State (approx. 2.4 miles away); Memorial Place (approx. 2.6 miles away); Michigan's Tribute to Kentucky
Lutherans In Monroe County Marker (<i>tall view; St. Paul's Church in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
2. Lutherans In Monroe County Marker (tall view; St. Paul's Church in background)
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Indian Attack (approx. 2.7 miles away); LaPlaisance Bay Settlement (approx. 2.9 miles away); Historical Museum (approx. 2.9 miles away); Boston Custer - Autie Reed (approx. 2.9 miles away); Old Michigan Southern (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
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1. Early Lutherans in Michigan. In 1833, the Basel Mission Institute of Switzerland sent Friedrich Schmid “the pioneer Lutheran minister of Michigan,” as its first missionary to the United States. A newly ordained pastor from Wurttemberg, Germany, Friedrich Schmid arrived in August 1833 and led the first Lutheran service in Michigan inside a Detroit carpenter shop. Schmid is credited with founding some 20 churches in Michigan, including parishes in Monroe, Detroit, Plymouth, Ann Arbor and surrounding areas. (Submitted on August 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Lutheran Church in Michigan and Detroit. Rev. Schmid continued his missionary zeal from the Ann Arbor area. With the help of missionaries from the European Societies, he established Lutheran Churches in Detroit, Monroe, Lansing, Marshall, Adrian,
Lutherans In Monroe County Marker (<i>wide view; St. Paul's Church [west side] in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
3. Lutherans In Monroe County Marker (wide view; St. Paul's Church [west side] in background)
Grand Rapids, Sebewaing, Saginaw, Waterloo, Chelsea, Bridgewater, Northfield, Saline, Ypsilanti, Plymouth, Jackson and Wayne. Loehe’s men, Otto F. Hattstaedt in Monroe, Philipp Jakob Trautmannn in Adrian, Friedrich Lochner in Toledo, Friedrich August Craemer in Frankenmuth and F. K. Wyneken in Fort Wayne, were called to these parishes. Wyneken was the Pastor who got Loehe interested in the church in the U.S. (Submitted on August 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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St. Paul's Lutheran Church (<i>front view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
4. St. Paul's Lutheran Church (front view)
St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery (<i>located on church grounds</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
5. St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery (located on church grounds)
One of many 19th century German headstones located within St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
6. One of many 19th century German headstones located within St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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