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Somerset in Perry County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Lutheran Synod

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2008
1. First Lutheran Synod Marker
Inscription. Lutheran congregations formed in Perry County beginning in the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century. The Mother Synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania, sent missionary pastors to Ohio to preach to the growing number of Lutherans moving into the state. St. Paul congregation was formed in 1812 under the leadership of William Forester. On September 14, 1818, the Joint Synod of Ohio, the first synodical organization of Lutherans west of the Appalachian Mountains and one of the earliest predecessors of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, was founded in Somerset at the original log church on this site. St. Paul's current church on W. Main was constructed in 1844.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-64.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.449′ N, 82° 18.08′ W. Marker is in Somerset, Ohio, in Perry County. Marker is on W. Gay Street 0.1 miles west of N. Columbus Street (Ohio Route 13), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the Lutheran cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Somerset OH 43783, United States of America.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2008
2. Old First Lutheran Synod Marker
In the church on this site the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other states convened in its first regular session September 14, 1818. Erected by the Historical Society of Joint Synod. Unveiled August 31, 1919.
At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Sheridan Monument / 1829 Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Philip Henry Sheridan (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Seed of Catholic Education in Ohio / The Cradle of Catholicity in Ohio (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Sheridan Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Zion Reformed Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Birthplace of Thomas A. Hendricks (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bremen World Wars Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Wesley Chapel (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerset.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2008
3. First Lutheran Synod Markers
Old First Lutheran Synod Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2008
4. Old First Lutheran Synod Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 973 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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