Formed November 5, 1859, Newtown Ch., Boone Co., Indiana, by mems. of Indiana* Syn (I), which disbanded November 4, 1859. Purpose: to unite all unaffiliated Luths. in Indiana in 1 syn. Fraternal relations were at first maintained with the Ev. Luth. Joint Syn. of Ohio* and Other States, but in the early 1860s the Southern Dist. Syn. of the Ev. Luth. Joint Syn. of Ohio and Other States declared the Union Syn. unlutheran in doctrine and practice; this made fraternization bet. them impossible. The Union Syn. changed name 1863 to Union Syn. of the Evangelical Luth. Ch. Dissolved 1871. Its mems. helped form Indiana* Syn. (II). At one time or other 17 pastors and 27 congs. were mems. of the Union Syn. See also Henkels, The, 3.
M. L. Wagner, The Chicago Synod and Its Antecedents (Waverly, Iowa, n. d.).
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