Trinity Lutheran Church, Soulard

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Trinity Lutheran traces its roots back to the first Northern German immigrants to St. Louis in the 1830s. While Germans had been arriving from Roman Catholic areas as well, this congregation showed the increased sectarian diversity of the city. It still is an active congregation, almost two hundred years later. The church building, a stout Gothic Revival structure, stands proud just south of Soulard Market. Immanuel Lutheran was a church founded as a plant of Trinity, and its final location in the City is featured in this post. That pastor,Johann FriedrichBnger, is buried in the Western Lutheran Cemetery, adjacent to that church in the Greater Ville. Backing up to this church on Ninth Street is the former St. Paul Evangelisch Church and the former Most Holy Trinity Slovak Catholic Church. One of the former ministers of this church, Carl Wilhelm Ferdinand Walther, is buried in Concordia Cemetery, which he also founded.

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