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In the summer of 1865, Ferdinand Sievers, pastor of the German settlement at Frankenlust (today Bay City), Michigan, determined to take a missionary trip to scattered Lutherans in the region of Big Rapids. Because of the remoteness of the location, he was making the majority of the journey on foot. He brought in tow two ministerial students, Adolph Biewend and Heinrich Partenfelder, as well as his own two sons, Friedrich and Bernhard Sievers. Heading out on July 19, 1865, the first twenty miles to Midland were by wagon on a narrow road through a swamp in the virgin forest. While they hardly met a living soul the entire way, they nonetheless had innumerable travel companions: mosquitoes! Many years later, the youngest son of missionary Sievers recalled:

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2012
February 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
15
Pages
PUBLISHER
Lutheran School of Theology and Mission
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
244.7
KB

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