Archive for June, 2018

My Connection with the Martin Stephan Story

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

For my part, I grew up in Methodist Southern Indiana, far from most Lutheran or Stephan enclaves. It took until the late 1960’s for me to realize the ramifications of the Martin Stephan saga. The more I read, especially in our family sources, the more egregious I found the injustice towards my ancestor.
No longer could […]

A Brief Survey of Views on the Saxon Emigration, Part II

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Oral History: Personal Views about the Curtis Stephan Clan at Valpo

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

A Brief Survey of Views on the Saxon Emigration, Part I

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Saxon Emigration in Historical Context

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

To understand Martin Stephan’s life and the SE story, we’ll first look at the web of historical/confessional/geographic/political conflagrations in Central Europe shaping German church history, the desire for religious freedom and the eventual founding of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod (LCMS) .