HGIA: Zum Kripplein Christi Evangelical Lutheran Church, Iron Ridge, Wisconsin

Photo courtesy of Prof. James P. Leary, University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Located near Iron Ridge, Wisconsin, Zum Kripplein Christi Evangelical Lutheran Church (translated by the congregation as “To the little manger of Christ”) was established in 1849 and is typical of the many houses of worship built by German immigrants. As the sign reflects, German survived as a language of worship at Zum Kripplein Christi into the 1990s. Today, all services are in English. The church shares a pastor with another nearby congregation and maintains an elementary school of the same name serving ten students.

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