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History of St. Johns

HistoryCoverSt. John’s has a rich history over its 240 years in Hagerstown.  Relive our history here

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History in Photos and Videos

Videos showing our Church History Photos of our Church History

Pastors of St. John's

The Pastors of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church From 1768 to Present Day 1768-1770 The Reverend Mr. Charles Frederick Wildbahn 1773-1793 The Reverend Mr. John George Young (Jung) 1793-1810 The Reverend Mr. John George Schmucker, D.D. 1810-1815...

The Bells of St. John's

     In 1770, German Lutherans formally organized this congrega¬tion in a log meeting house which they had begun constructing the year before on two half-acre lots purchased from Jonathan Hager, the town's founder. During the time the growing congregation wor...