A Luth. syn. of the Miss. Valley. The Ger. Augsburg Syn. of the Ev. Luth. Ch. was organized May 5, 1876. It consisted largely of people who did not feel at home among the liberal men of the Gen. Syn. It had congregations in Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maryland, Arkansas, and Tennessee Its organ was Der Sendbote von Augsburg. In 1897 the Augsburg Syn. united with the Michigan Syn. after the latter's withdrawal from the Syn. Conf. But in 1900 the two synods separated again because of doctrinal differences, and in 1902 the Augsburg Syn. was dissolved; many of its members entered the Ohio Syn. See also Michigan Synod.
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