St. Peter's German Evangelical Lutheran

There is conflicting information about this specific church. One source (church index at the Maryland Archives) lists the church location at 402 S. Bond Street near Eastern Avenue. It notes that it was an active church from 1869-1893 with no previous address and no later address. The denomination was Lutheran and the congregation was German.

Other information we have found points to an earlier founding date, prior to the Civil War. It also notes that it was called St. Petri's (German) Church. The first pastor Herzberg, who was succeeded by Rev. Brown, Rev. Schwartz and then Rev. Charles A. Schloegel in 1862 [2]. Around 1892 (the death of Schloegel), it has been documented that the church disbanded due to difficult financial circumstances. It was accepted into Synod membership in 1862.

St. Peter’s became the German Evangelical Church of Peace, led by a Rev. Albrecht (2-5-1892). Under the direction of Rev. George Albrecht and with about 30 families from St. Peter's they organized the 'Evangelical Lutheran Church of Peace'.

It is listed in the 1880 Baltimore City Directory.

Information from a Civil War Pension file in the National Archives indicate that the Rev. C.A. Schlorgle resided at 169 S. Bond Street. Another Civil War pension record for a William Keiner (3rd MD Infantry) contained a statement indicating that William and Annie Keiner were married at the German Evangelical Lutheran Church on South Bond Street on April 18, 1864. The statement was dated October 13, 1886, which does confirm the information found regarding the church being active until 1892 and until the death of Rev. Schloegel.

The property passed to the Rev. Schloegel’s widow and children upon his death in 1892.

The property was sold to the First Gallician Congregation Magen Abraham B’nai Frankel Anshe Litowsk of Baltimore City on 6-27-1902.

See profiles for information about Pastor Schloegel.

[1] Sunpaper Article 9-9-1879 (article about a roofer that falls to his death between house of C.A. Schloegel and St. Peter’s German Lutheran Church.

[2] Baltimore Past & Present, 1871, Elliott, page 242

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Even more confusing is information about a cemetery, St. Peter's Cemetery, also called Schloegel's Cemetery and Schlögels Friedhof . Information is available, but the cemetery if present, is so overrun with weeds, trees, etc. See Cemeteries and please respond if you have information or ancestor's buried at this site.