Also called Bleckmar Miss.; est. 1892 as Hanover Ev. Luth. Free Ch. Miss.; supported since 1951 by 3 dioceses of the Indep. Luth. Ch., the Ev.-Luth. Free Ch., the Ev. Luth. (Old Luth.) Ch., and the Free Ev. Luth. Syn. in South Afr. (the latter consisting chiefly of congs. of Ger. descent); works chiefly in S Afr.; has ca. 18,000 mems. See also Germany, Lutheran Free Churches in, 112.
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