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Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Chuch

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La Grange, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 47' 9.54228999984", -96° 56' 15.21466000008"
    Texas State
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     Second oldest congregation in the Texas-Louisiana Synod, United Lutheran Church in America. The founding occurred on March 24, 1867, under leadership of the Rev. C. C. Rudi, who had just moved to the Swiss Alp area. A ten-acre church site was donated by John and Christina Knippa by deed of March 29, 1869. Cedar was donated by J. F. Melcher and the Knippas, and original log church was built in 1869. In Feb. 1877 the cemetery was established and in Nov. 1877 am adjoining tract of 44.5 acres was added. The present church building was erected in 1889-90.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Chuch Historical Marker Location Map, La Grange, Texas