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August 1, 2019

Pastor Riemer

The promise of religious choice brought waves of immigrants from Germany to the United States during 1838-39. The Saxon Lutherans sought freedom from the compromises being thrust upon their beliefs by Kaiser Wilhelm I during that time. Among the 3000-5000 migrants was Ernst August Radue, maternal Great great grandfather of Pastor Leroy Riemer. Radue and the other thousands of followers of Reverend Johannes Andreas August Grabau came to the United States and founding several Lutheran Synods including Buffalo (New York) Synod and Missouri Synod. They established Lutheran churches across New...

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