Archive for June, 2018

Prelude: The Saxon Emigration of 1838

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Prelude: The Saxon Emigration of 1838 (SE)
The Saxon Immigration of 1838 presents a complex, fascinating, yet controversial chapter of German-American emigration. Martin Stephan was a powerful figure in the German Lutheran Church, leading over six hundred confessional Lutherans from Saxony to America. His wife Julia remained behind with seven daughters, while their only son Martin Jr. accompanied his father.
This blog presents a brief overview of the Saxon Emigration of 1838. It outlines my goal in the 23 blogs to follow.

Emigration of Germans in the Mid-19th Century

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Perhaps the reader of this blog is also of German heritage - or you married into the Saxon ethnic group, and you want to know more about how this settlement of a large religious community (and later church synod called The Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod = LCSM), comprising mostly of these emigrants from Saxony and […]

Martin Stephan: Portrait of a Man

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God . . .

A man of intense, internal power, no wonder Martin felt attracted to just that Bible passage above, pictured in the photo.

He would need all of God’s power he could get.