October 25, 1811: Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was born in Germany. He came to Missouri in 1839 in search of religious freedom. He started Concordia Seminary and the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.