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Religious Records Research at the Archives & Library of the Ohio History Connection


During the late 1700s and the early 1800s, Lutherans in Northeastern America slowly moved westward into what was first the Northwest Territory. Most Ohio Lutherans were German immigrants. Every Ohio community with a sizable German population had a Lutheran congregation. Cincinnati had one of the largest German communities. The Lutherans founded Wittenberg College in 1845 and Capital College in 1850 to educate their brethren. 

Below are lists of select archival and library materials related to the Lutheran Church, available for research at the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library. Review the catalog links below, or explore our Online Collections Catalog using a specific church name or related search terms for more information [example search terms: "Lutherans", "Lutheran Church", "Lutheran Church -- Ohio", "Lutheran Church -- Periodicals"].


Lutheran standard [284.105 L977]

Lutheran youth [268.84105 L977]

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