Friedrich Schmid Church Records, 1833-1875


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Friedrich Schmid Church Records, 1833-1875

The materials in this Deep Blue collection are part of a larger body of archives held by the Bentley Historical Library related to Friedrich Schmid and Lutheran churches in the Ann Arbor area. For a more complete index to such materials, please consult the following online finding aids:

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Friedrich Schmid was a pioneering clergyman, regarded as the first Lutheran pastor in Michigan. He arrived in Michigan from Germany in 1833 and had organized the first Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in the state by November of that year. Over the next forty years he helped organize some 20 churches in southeastern Michigan and founded and served as the first president of the Michigan Synod. Materials in this online collection include digitized copies of registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths, and general information about families in the congregations of Salem Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church (along with its precursor organization, Bethlehem Church).

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