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Waldeck Evangelical Lutheran Church

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FM 2145, FM 1291, Ledbetter, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 3' 19.52488000008", -96° 48' 11.16501000012"
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    Waldeck Evangelical Lutheran Church Before 1900, the German families of Waldeck, once called Long Prairie, were served by German-speaking Methodist missionaries; by 1885, a congregation had organized. In December 1899, the Rev. August Wenzel led local Lutherans in starting a new congregation, which organized as Waldeck Evangelical Lutheran Zion. Pastor Carl Baer became the church's first salaried minister. The congregation met in the Waldeck schoolhouse until 1926, when it bought the Methodist Episcopal sanctuary from the declining neighbor congregation at this site. By that time, the Lutheran church offered Sunday school classes. Within a few decades, it also celebrated with church picnics, programs and community services, all of which continue today.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Waldeck Evangelical Lutheran Church Historical Marker Location Map, Ledbetter, Texas