Marananga, SA - St Michael's Gnadenfrei Lutheran (30406)

Denomination: Lutheran

Saint: Michael

Address: Seppelesfield Road, Marananga, South Australia, 5355

Last Updated: 17/11/2020

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History and Architecture:

The area was originally called Salt Creek. It was also known as Gnadenfrei before 1918 when names of "enemy origin" were changed to sound less German. The Gnadenfrei Lutheran Church was established, then a German school was established in 1879.

Originally aligned with the Langmeil congregation, the German settlers formed their own church in 1853, the present building dating from 1873 with the tower added in 1913.

Clergy:

This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1854 - 1860 Pastor A L.C. Kavel IS
1860 - 1864 Pastor K G.W. Keppler IS
1860 - 1865 Pastor G W. Staudenmeyer IS
1865 - 1888 Pastor J. P Niquet IS
1887 - 1900 Pastor J Spanagel IS
1901 - 1922 Pastor C W.J. Meier IS
1923 - 1931 Pastor Frederich Wilhelm Matschoss IS 1939
1932 - 1943 Pastor F. A. Hartmann IS
1944 - 1954 Pastor A. G. Simpfendoerfer IS
1954 - 1964 Pastor G P Venz IS 1909 2007
1965 - 1966 Pastor P. E. Mickan IS
1967 - 1974 Pastor B. E. Bartholomaeus LCA 1915 2009
1974 - 1977 Pastor E. O Riedel LCA
1977 - 1985 Pastor John Henry Mattiske LCA 1931 2018
1986 - 1997 Pastor E. L Spike LCA
1999 - Pastor J. B Weier LCA

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

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