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Martini Lutheran Church’s 150th Anniversary

On May 10, 1868, there were 37 stars on the American flag, Andrew Johnson was the President of the United States, and the congregation of Martini Lutheran Church dedicated its house of worship. One hundred and fifty years is pretty … Continue reading

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F.C.D. Wyneken in Baltimore 1845-1850

F. C. D. Wyneken In Baltimore 1845-1850 In 2006, while looking through a file drawer of Church memorabilia I found a sketch of a lovely looking pastor, Friedrich C. D. Wyneken.  Being the historian of Martini Lutheran Church and a … Continue reading

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MARTINI’S HILBORNE ROOSEVELT ORGAN NO. 329

Hilborne Lewis Roosevelt, nicknamed Hilly by his wife Kate, was the builder of our church organ. He was of the Oyster Bay, New York, Roosevelts, first cousin to President Theodore Roosevelt and second cousin to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He … Continue reading

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Martini Lutheran Church’s School on Leadenhall Street 1860

Martini Lutheran Church which is now located on Henrietta and Hanover Streets in Baltimore had its first school house on Leadenhall Street.  The school was in the southern school district of our Mother church, Second German Evangelical utheran Church, St. … Continue reading

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St. Paul’s Cemetery in Druid Hill Park, an Update. Restoration Work Finished

After readiig various articles about St. Paul’s Cemetery in Druid Hill Park on the web, I think it is time for an update.  There is no mincing of words, the old cemetery, first belonging to Second German Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. … Continue reading

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Second German Evangelical Lutheran St. Paul’s Church 1835-1867

    Second German Evangelical Lutheran Church, the mother church for the first three Missouri Synod Churches in Baltimore, was organized on November 1,1835.  More than 200 hundred people “subscribed themselves” to the new church under the leadership of Rev. … Continue reading

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The Care of St. Paul’s Cemetery In Druid Hill Park

The Care of St. Paul’s Cemetery In Druid Hill Park The land for St. Paul’s Cemetery in Druid Hill Park was purchased by Second German Evangelical Lutheran, St. Paul’s Church in 1854. The 4½ acres was once a farm belonging … Continue reading

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Martini’s St. Paul’s Cemetery

Martini’s cemetery sits on a knoll in Druid Hill Park. Our mother church, Second German Evangelical Lutheran Church St. Paul’s, purchased the 4 acres and 32 “perches” of land in Baltimore County for a cemetery. The graveyard predates our church by fourteen years, … Continue reading

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History Of Martini Lutheran Church

From urban middle-class to inner city ramshackle to rejuvenated showplace, such is the history of the harbor community of Baltimore, where, by the grace of God, Martini Lutheran Church continues to serve its congregation and the church-at-large in its second century … Continue reading

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