Kirchliches Informatorium Volumes 15 - 19 Index

Ecclesiastic Informatorium

Continued in the Unchanged Profession of the Lutheran Church of the Prussian Congregation, which immigrated between 1839 and 1843

"Fear not, little flock"

Published by order of the Evangelical-Lutheran Synod of Buffalo. Under the editorship of
Pastor H. v. Rohr

Volume 15

Webpage 1: April 1867

  • Explanation of the three-way split of the Buffalo Synod.
  • The Buffalo Colloquium
  • History of the Buffalo Synod, outline.

Webpage 2: April 1867 (continued)

  • History of the Buffalo Synod, outline (continued)
  • Chapter 1 - The origin and persecution of the Evangelical-Lutheran congregations in Erfurt, Magdeburg, the Uckermark and Pomerania, including Pastor Grabau's refusal to join the United Church of Prussia (beginning)
  • A parallel between Prof. Walther, Pastor Grabau and Pastor Hochstetter and cohorts.

Webpage 3: April 1867 (continued)

  • A Parallel between Prof. Walther, Pastor Grabau and Pastor Hochstetter and cohorts.(concluded)
  • Concerning the Teaching of the Church.
  • Notice of a Church Visitation in New Walmore.
  • Verdict of the Church Ministry.
  • Announcements.

Webpage 4: June 1867 (There was no May 1867 issue).

Translator's Note: From here on this project will follow the History of the origin, emigration, settlement and ecclesiastic development of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church or Congregation, which emigrated from Prussia between the years 1839 and 1843, now known as the Buffalo Synod.

  • Pastor Grabau's refusal to join the United Church, his imprisonment and escape from prison.
  • The Establishment of the Magdeburg Congregation with biographical data on Heinrich von Rohr.

Webpage 5: July & August 1867

  • Von Rohr refuses to join the United Church
  • Von Rohr's expulsion from the Prussian Military, his travels as an antiquarian book dealer.

Webpage 6: September & October 1867

  • Appeals to the Prussian Government to permit the Lutheran Church to practice its faith.
  • The discharge of oboist Friedrich Müller from the 24th Regiment.
  • Chapter 2 - Preparation and Execution of the Emigration Plan of 1839.

Webpage 7: November & December 1867

  • "Brotherly Communication on our Thoughts concerning Emigration" outlining the reasons for emigration.

Webpage 8: January & February 1868

  • "Brotherly Communication on our Thoughts concerning Emigration" outlining the reasons for emigration (concluded.)
  • Guiding principles for emigrating.
  • Von Rohr's negotiations with the Silesians under Pastor Krause and the Saxons under Martin Stephan.
  • The Emigration Compact - February 15, 1839.

Webpage 9: March & April 1868

  • The Emigration Compact (concluded.)
  • Petitions to the Prussian Government for emigation visas.

Volume 16

Translator's Note: To date I have been unable to find Volume 16, No. 1 - 6 or 8 - 12.

Webpage 4: November 1868

  • Pastor Grabau's letter to Heinrich von Rohr concerning the Silesian congregation's negotiations with Mr. Angas for passage to Australia and his reasons for placing the Silesians under the ban.

Volume 17

Webpage 1: May & June 1869

  • Chapter 4 - Growth of the congregation. Beginning of the doctrinal teaching facility later known as the Martin Luther College. The period from 1840 to 1843.
  • Friedrich Müller becomes a pastor.
  • Müller's Buffalo Songbook.
  • Von Rohr's appointment as an instructor and his marriage to Margarethe Lützel.
  • The establishment of the Martin Luther Seminary.
  • Von Rohr's negotiations with the Saxon pastors after the expulsion of Martin Stephan.
  • Pastor Krause returns to Buffalo.
  • The Roggenbuck Dispute.
  • The Silesians burn Pastor Grabau's letter of excommunication.
  • Pastor Moritz Bürger comes to Buffalo and accepts the banned Silesians as a congregation and the establishment of the "First Evangelical-Lutheran Trinity Church."
  • The Saxon pastor's response to Pastor Grabau's Pastoral Letter.

Webpage 2: July & August 1869

  • Chapter 5 - The Emigration and Settlement of the Congregations of Pastors Kindermann in Wisconsin and Ehrenstrom in New York - 1843.
  • Pastor Ehrenström's letter of withdrawal from the Breslau Synod.

Webpage 3: September & October 1869

  • Pastor Kindermann's letter to the Breslau Upper Church college and his suspension.
  • September 1843 - the arrival of Pastors Kindermann and Ehrenström's congregation in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Kindermann's congregation establishes a settlement in Wisconsin.
  • Ehrenström's congregation settles in Niagara County.
  • The settlements of New Bergholz, Walmore and Martinsville.
  • Tribute to Governor Washington Hunt for his generosity to the German immigrants.
  • Pastor Ehrenström's arrival in Buffalo in the fall of 1844.
  • Webpage 4: November & December 1869

    • Chapter 6 - The Establishment of the Synod of the Prussian Emigrant Church or Congregation, 1845.

    Webpage 5: January & February 1870

    • Chapter 7 - The Initial Instance of Persecution of This Synod and Its Continuation by the Former Stephanists, now called the Synod of Missouri.
    • Disunity in Pastor Krause's Milwaukee congregation.
    • Further reports on doctrinal differences between the Buffalo and Missouri Synods
    • The upheaval in the Eden. N.Y. congregation in 1848.

    Webpage 6: March & April 1870

    • Chapter 8 - Additional Testimony from our 2nd and 3rd Synodal Letters: 1848 - 1851
    • The dispute in Professor Winkler's congregation in Detroit.
    • Report from Pastors Clöter and Bayerlein to the Missouri Synod concerning Professor Winkler's congregation.
    • Professor Winkler's report.

    Volume 18

    Webpage 1: May & June 1870

    • Prof. Walther's The Opinion of Our Church regarding the Questions of Church and Office.
    • Pastors Grabau and von Rohr go to Germany to seek assistance in their dispute with the Missouri Synod.
    • The 4th Synodal Letter.
    • Pastor Grabau and the deed to the Martin Luther College.

    Webpage 2: July & August 1870

    • A offer of peace from the Missouri Synod to Buffalo.
    • The Buffalo Synods terms for negotiation of the peace.
    • Missouri's letter of rejection.

    Microfilm provided by The Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

    Imaging & translation by Susan Kriegbaum-Hanks