The Third Synodal Letter - Pages 138 - 142


when extraneous church business was being discussed. It is contrary to the way things happened and a pervertion of the truth when he writes that decisions revolved around personal objectives and that our pastors had to resort to arbitrators to make decisions.

9.) It is a shameful lie that our chairman announced to Krause that the pastors Grabau and von Rohr had given them advice while acting as covert spies and that he could prove this. To the contrary it was he who advised such action and he requested that our chairman go along with it. However, when the results of such eavesdropping and spying concerned his eldest daughter and he was told of her disruptive behavior, he forbade such activity.

10.) There still remains the issue that by his repeated resignations for the congregation, as he himself acknowledges, he rejected all requests, delivered via the 3 degrees of warning by the ministry and the synod, for formal investigation.

11.) Is it poor reasoning since there was demonstration of Missouri's false teaching in the Informatorium and because Minister Löhe was blamed when it was said that it was taught that sanctity resides only with our pastors? It remains a sad lie that they taught such things.

12.) It is a lie that the teachings examined and determined by pastors Grabau and von Rohr would have been forbidden.

13.) It remains true that Krause seeks to deceive souls through hypocrisy and flattery in his libelous writings such as this article. Both within and outside of our congregation he calls to us honorably and falsely, using a liar's voice.

14.) Once more, when he reaches his conclusion, he states that the article in the Informatorium does not express our opinion. Let the signatures we affix below convince him of the contrary, that to this day we are in agreement with the article.

Furthermore, to this day we acknowledge and profess that Krause has been duly and properly excommunicated in accordance with Christian ordering as the letter of our ministers against the former preacher L. F. E. Krause has indicated. We are in total and unanimous agreement with our church ministry.

Finally we have requested our spiritual caregiver, Pastor Wilhelm Wier, to record our testimony here today, summarizing it in as brief a manner as possible so that it may stand as a testimony of truth for all Christians and especially for the readers of the Lutheran and the Lutheran Christians of the Synod in Missouri, so they may see that it is sincere.

              Gottfried Otterstein      Erdmann Wurl
              August Sattelberg        Johann Fr. Kruse
              Gottfried Hilges           Christian Kopp
              Karl Meissner               Friedrich Grosskopf
              W. Grobengiesser        August Sack
              Gottfried Kopp             Carl Sack
              Gottfried Sattelberg      Martin Sahr

H. von Rohr, Pastor
Wm. Wier, Pastor


Closing Remark

regarding the reprint of our verdict concerning the Ludwig accusations, page 71 and subsequent pages.

Since 1851 Jacob Ludwig is properly reconciled with Pastor Winkler and the congregations of our synodal band and all sins have been forgiven and forgotten. Therefore we would not have published the verdict rendered by our synodal authorities regarding each and every point of contention if we had not felt compelled to do so. We published the entire verdict especially for our foes from Missouri. But now that J. Ludwig is reconciled in a Christian manner with the vexed church, we accept the assurance (with regard to pages 71, et. al.), which he gives us as a reconciled fellow Christian, that at the time he did not maliciously intend to become the instigator and inciter of a great quarrel. Rather, out of rashness and imprudence he placed himself in the conflict between Gareis and Karstens and upon stringent self examiniation he sees how passionate ill intent became an ever growing part of his soul. We see it as our duty to add this correct acknowledgement to our verdict.
                                 Joh. Andr. A. Grabau


Review of the Parochial Report of 1851
Buffalo
Pastor Grabau
New Bergholz
Pastor von Rohr
Martinsville
Pastor Wier
New Wallmore
Pastor von Rohr
Eden
Pastor Lange
Births: 91 53 38 8 7
Baptisms: 93 51 38 8 7
Marriages: 14 couples 20 couples 4 couples " 1 couple
Deaths: 32 17 18 1 3
Excommunicated: 34 14 1 " -
Accepted: 45 26 15 1 -
Communicants: 1933 2362 992 439 109
School Children: 223 192 90 31 approx. 30
School Teachers: 3 3 1 1 -
Confirmed: 17 ? ? ? 25


Humberstone
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Detroit
Pastor Winkler
Macomb County
Pastor Winkler
Milwaukee
Pastor Müller
Births: 19 6 2 6
Baptisms: 19 6 2 6
Marriages: 3 couples - - 2 couples
Deaths: 2 1 1 3
Excommunications: - - - 3
Accepted: - - - approx. 10
Communicants: - 113 52 170
School Children: approx. 30 25 b. 30 7 -
School Teachers: 1 - - -
Confirmed: ? 4 - 6


Freystatt
Pastor Müller
Kirchhayn
Pastor Kindermann
Cedarburg
Pastor Kindermann
Births: 21 22 3
Baptisms: 21 22 3
Marriages: 2 couples 6 couples 1 couple
Deaths: 10 12 3
Excommunicated: - 3 -
Accepted: approx. 15 16 3
Communicants: 934 836 95
School Children: 50 64 29
School Teachers: 1 1 1
Confirmed: 12 10 1


Watertown
Pastor Kindermann
Total
7 Pastors
Births: 2 278
Baptisms: 2 278
Marriages: - 53 couples
Deaths: - 81
Excommunicated: - 55
Accepted: 9 140
Communicants: 149 8184
School Children: 15 791
School Teachers: 1 13
Confirmed: 1 approx. 106


Review of the Income and Expenses of the Synodal Coffers
from February 7, 1852 to February 7, 1853

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Income:

Title I: Towards real estate for the Martin Luther College

1852 June 2Kirchhayn, Wisconsin$ 15.87½
July 16 Detroit, Michigan    4.00
July 24 Detroit, Michigan    3.00
August 11 Martinsville, NY   21.57
August 12 Gottfried Kaufmann, Macomb Co., Michigan    1.00
August 30 Mancus, Detroit    0.50
September 7 Bernhard Kaufmann, Macomb Co., Michigan    0.50
September 7 Friedrich Bökmann, Detroit    0.50
September 8 New Bergholz, NY   64.00
September 8 New Walmore, NY   25.22
September 12 Martinsville, NY    3.55
October 12 Detroit, Michigan    4.62½
October 25 Eden   11.00
November 8 Pastor Meisner, Canada    8.00
November 29 Ludwig Stüber, Detroit    1.00
December 1 Freystatt, Wisconsin   16.74
1853January 4 Milwaukee, Wisconsin    3.50
January 8 Newark, NJ   15.62
January 10 New Bergholz, NY   23.00
January 10 Martinsville, NY    0.50
January 11 Philipp Dapper, Crawford Co., Ohio    0.50
January 31 Kirchhayn, Wisconsin   17.00
January 31 Freystatt, Wisconsin    6.16
January 10 Borrowed 100.00
February 1 Pastor Kühn in Warren, PA    1.00
February 3 George Abitz in Newark    1.00
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Title I: Total$349.36

Title II: Income towards support of the Kirchliches Informatorium

1852June 5W. Hildemann$ 0.25
Salingre$ 1.00
W. Robert$ 0.25
Pastor Hofmann, Louis Co., NY$ 0.50
F. Buddemeyer$ 0.25
June 8P. Habel, Ohio$ 1.00
June 16F. Ferchen$ 0.12½
Chr. Balhorn$ 0.10
August Haseley$ 0.25
Friedrich Wendt$ 0.25
Fr. Pfuhl$ 0.25
Pastor von Rohr$ 0.50


1852June 16Just. Grobengiesser$ 0.25
W. Hachmann$ 0.50
C. Gram$ 0.25
H. Bichy$ 0.25
June 17Chr. Wolf$ 0.50
Hammelmann$ 0.60
Damerow$ 0.50
F. Cammann$ 0.10
Fr. Walk$ 0.50
Philipp William$ 0.50
Chr. Wendt$ 0.25
P. Loge$ 0.37½
Gottfr. Rehwald$ 0.25
Christoph Walk$ 0.50
June 26 Friedrich Kruse$ 0.50
W. Grobengiesser$ 0.25
Gustav Rother$ 0.25
Ernst Rother$ 0.50
D. Boneberg$ 0.12½
Caspar Puls$ 0.12½
Dr. Eckel$ 0.12½
June 30 Johann Pfunder, Canada W.$ 0.44
June 31 Pastor Grabau$ 1.00
August 9 Pastor Hahn$ 0.50
Wilhelm Petermann$ 0.25
August Vermehr$ 0.25
Christian Schröder$ 0.30
Pastor Winkler$ 0.20
August Hirthe$ 0.25
September 10 Philipp Rauch$ 0.12½
E. Wurl$ 0.50
W. Vognitz$ 0.12½
Fr. Winter$ 0.12½
Reitzel, School Teacher$ 0.25
Ludwig Dette$ 0.50
Johann Reinsch$ 0.50
November 29 L. Lederer$ 0.50
Wurzel$ 0.50
Probst$ 0.25
Mellwille$ 0.25
Christ. Joseph$ 0.12½
Daniel Sy$ 0.25
Johann Köpfel$ 0.12½
Schmedgen$ 0.25
Geo. Lüders$ 0.25
December 1 Meyer$ 0.50
Unnamed Source$ 0.50


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