The Israel Evangelical Lutheran Church.
History & Heritage

Pioneer Lutherans Historical Maker


The Israel Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized on August 23, 1812. According to available records, in 1813 the first meeting in Ohio of the “Special Conferences” called by the Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania was held at the church. Pioneer Lutheran pastors, the Reverends Heineke, Henkle, Huet, and Jacob Leist, met to further organize the Christian Witness on the Ohio frontier.

Marker Sponsors: Israel Church and the Ohio Synod – L.C.A. and The Ohio Historical Society

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