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The Indian Mission
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 43° 43.561 W 083° 26.548
17T E 303275 N 4844342
Quick Description: Located on the south side of East Bay Street about 0.2 miles east of M-25 (Unionville Road/Beck Street). Parking available at the school.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2006 6:54:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMVK1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Reco Van Reco
Views: 14

Long Description:
Here, on July 1, 1845, three Lutheran missionaries, Reverend Johann J. F. Auch, Reverend J. Simon Dumser, and Reverend Georg Sinke, arrived. The Lutheran leader, Reverend Friedrich Schmid, sent them from Ann Arbor to evangelize the Chippewa Indians. A log chapel was built here later that summer. In 1849, Reverend Mr. Auch ferried lumber from lower Saginaw to Shebahyonk on Wild Fowl Bay, seven miles north of Sebewaing. A mission house was built there and dedicated June 27, 1849. Reverend J. F. Maier had charge of the mission. By 1854 the Indians had left these parts. The mission house was sold. A century later, it was moved to this site and established as a museum. It is now maintained by the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: Michigan Historic Commission site #24

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