Congregation Splits Over New Denomination

Congregation splits at meeting on April 9; Pastor Selle leaves, taking four of the founding families with him and organizing the first Missouri Synod church in Chicago; remaining families retain the church building and vote not to join the new denomination

Congregation adds “Vereinigt” (United) to its name to reflect its Prussian Protestant heritage

Congregation amends its constitution to reflect that the language of the church “shall be German for all time”