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  • George Monroe Ostrander (1818 - 1893)
  • Ana Catharina Deuner (1770 - 1858)
    A galera hamburguesa Der Kranich, em sua 2ª viagem ao Brasil traria a 15ª leva de emigrantes. O capitão foi Claus Friedrich Becker e o embarque dos passageiros foi efetuado no porto de Hamburgo no dia ...
  • Hermann Nicolaus Heinrich Grevsmühl (1848 - 1899)
    Birth 9 Apr 1848 • Hamburg, Germany**27 Apr 1848 • Hamburg, Germany*Marriage Agnes Auguste Bichels 2 Oct 1874 • Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil** Elisabeth Holler 8 Jul 1886 • Garcia, Blumenau, Santa ...
  • Maria Theresia Stutzer (1840 - 1931)
    Immigration : Em companhia de seus pais Heinrich e Johanne Bichels e de 3 irmãos e 2 irmãs. Lote de terra a margem esquerda do rio Garcia. - Oct 15 1857 - Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brasil
  • Elise Agnes Auguste Bichels (1849 - 1878)
    Birth 23 Apr 1849 • Hamburg St. Nicolai in Billwerder**23 Sep 1849 • Hamburg St. Nicolai in Billwerder*Residence Hamburg-Boberg*Departure 23 Jun 1857 • Hamburg, Germany**Ship Name Helene Captain Behrma...

Please add profiles of those who practiced Lutheranism, were members of the Lutheran Church, raised as a Lutheran or were buried in a Lutheran Cemetery.

Lutheranism is one of the largest branches of Protestantism that identifies with the teachings of Martin Luther, a 16th-century German reformer. Luther's efforts to reform the theology and practice of the church launched the Protestant Reformation. The reaction of the government and church authorities to the international spread of his writings, beginning with the 95 Theses, divided Western Christianity.

The split between the Lutherans and the Catholics was made public and clear with the 1521 Edict of Worms: the edicts of the Diet condemned Luther and officially banned citizens of the Holy Roman Empire from defending or propagating his ideas, subjecting advocates of Lutheranism to forfeiture of all property, half of the seized property to be forfeit to the imperial government and the remaining half forfeit to the party who brought the accusation.

The divide centered primarily on two points: the proper source of authority in the church, often called the formal principle of the Reformation, and the doctrine of justification, often called the material principle of Lutheran theology.[a] Lutheranism advocates a doctrine of justification "by grace alone through faith alone on the basis of Scripture alone", the doctrine that scripture is the final authority on all matters of faith. This is in contrast to the belief of the Roman Catholic Church, defined at the Council of Trent, concerning authority coming from both the Scriptures and Tradition.

Unlike Calvinism, Lutherans retain many of the liturgical practices and sacramental teachings of the pre-Reformation Church, with a particular emphasis on the Eucharist, or Lord's Supper. Lutheran theology differs from Reformed theology in Christology, divine grace, the purpose of God's Law, the concept of perseverance of the saints, and predestination.

German Lutheran Theologians

List of Lutheran Churches Worldwide

List of Lutheran Denominations