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Wittenberg Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ohio.

Organized June 8, 1847, by 8 pastors (“bishops”) formerly belonging to the Eng. Syn. of Ohio (East Ohio). Territory: NW Ohio. Among prominent men of the syn. were E. Keller* and S. Sprecher.* Joined General* Syn. 1848; approved “Definite* Synodical Platform.” In 1918 it entered the United Luth. Ch. and November 3, 1920, merged with E Ohio, the Miami* Syn., and the Dist. Syn. of Ohio into the Ohio Syn. of the ULC. It then numbered 55 pastors. 74 congs., and 12,590 communicants. See United Lutheran Church in America, The, Synods of, 19.

C. S. Ernsberger, A History of the Wittenberg Synod of the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Columbus, Ohio, 1917).

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