Georg(e) Link (1829–1908) and George Link, Jr. (1863–1913)
• Born in Thalmessing, Bavaria, Germany
• Graduated Lutheran Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana
• Ordained on August 24 at Salem Lutheran Church, Black Jack, Mo. by Dr. W. Sihler
• Began a 52-year pastoral ministry of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
• George Link, Jr. is born
• Served as clerk of the 8th Ward in Fort Wayne, Indiana
31 Oct 1860–1873
• Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lebanon in Wisconsin
• Moved to St. Louis, Missouri
• Pastor at U.A.C. German - Zion Church at Warren & 15th Street in St. Louis, Mo.
• Compiled/published Luther’s Family Devotions in German
• George Link, Jr. graduated Concordia College in Fort Wayne, Indiana
• April 18—George Link (Jr.), a candidate for graduation at Concordia Seminary, became the first resident pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church of Mt. Clemens. He opened a parochial school there.
• Article reported that at this time, George was the son of a pastor of St. John Church in Fraser, Michigan.
• Pastor at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Springfield, Illinois (2nd & Monroe St)
Architect of building was Link’s son-in-law, Charles Frederick May of St. Louis
from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
in Springfield, Illinois
• Pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Red Bud, Illinois
• Installed Charles Stransen, his son-in-law, as pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, Ill.
• Served as assistant to his son, Rev. George Link, Jr. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Porte, Indiana.
• George Link, Jr’s voice began to fail from throat difficulty
• George Link, Jr. left the pulpit and entered secular/political life
• 21 September: Died in Springfield, Illinois. Laid to rest in Oak Ridge.
• George Link, Jr. dies in La Porte, Indiana
Georg Link (Sr.) married Hannah Lange (1835-1918). They are buried together in Springfield, Illinois.
We ordered a translated copy (German to English) of the book Georg Link compiled, Luther's Family Devotions (1877). Pretty cool that Nate has two strong German theologians in his family.
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(my work in progress from Ancestry.com)