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Name:    Walther, Rev. Carl F.W.
Category:  Religion
Description:    The Reverend Carl F.W. Walther was the leaders of a group of Saxons who emigrated to Missouri in 1839 to escape the restrictions of the church in their homeland. The group settled in Perry County, MO, south of St. Louis. Walther’s group gradually evolved into the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the most conservative and popular arm of the Lutheran Church in America. The group also founded Concordia College, the first co-educational college in Missouri, in 1839 and moved it to St. Louis in 1949. (Primm, 144)

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