St. John's Lutheran Church

St. John's Lutheran Church (HM17KR)

Location: Gary, IN 46404 Lake County
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N 41° 35.571', W 87° 21.954'

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St. John's Church, the oldest surviving institution in Gary and north of the Little Calumet River, began with the work of the Rev. Henry Wunder in the early 1860's. He regularly came from Chicago by horse and buggy. Baptism records date from 1863; the first church was built on this site in 1868 or 1869; 1870 is celebrated as date of organization. The church served German immigrants to Tolleston (named for George Tolle who came in 1856). Tolleston was annexed to Gary in 1910.
HM NumberHM17KR
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number45.1976.1
Year Placed1976
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 469504 N 4604637
Decimal Degrees41.59285000, -87.36590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 35.571', W 87° 21.954'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 35' 34.26" N, 87° 21' 57.24" W
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Area Code(s)219
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1023 Taft St, Gary IN 46404, US
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