1890 : Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church Formed in U.P.

March 25, 2023 all-day

On March 25, 1890, the various Finnish American congregations in the U.P formed the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church (Suomi Synod). In 1896, the Finnish Americans in the Houghton area of Michigan started Suomi College (named after their synod), which eventually would become Finlandia University, to ensure seminary training and preserve Finnish culture.

Source : Michigan Every Day

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