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1. CHARLES FREDERICK WIESENTHAL

   

Dr. Charles Frederick Wiesenthal is an important figure in the history of the early Zion Church and Maryland.

He came to Baltimore in 1755, as a practicing physician.  While the majority of the members of the Lutheran Church in Baltimore were humble people of limited education who engaged in crafts of many kinds, Dr. Wiesenthal was educated in Germany and did not limit his activities to his professional work. He enthusiastically dedicated himself to the the church.

He soon rose to a position of leadership and in 1769 he was elected a a permanent elder of the church.

 

Stained Glass with Dr. Wiesenthal Treating The Sick
Zion's Stained Glass of Dr. Wiesenthal
tending the sick.

Dr. Wiesenthal was instrumental in the purchase of the original lot upon which the first Zion church was built. 

He insisted that church policies be documented and included in the church Constitution.

It is believed but not proven, that Dr. Wiesenthal was the original (deliberately unidentified) archivist that documented the struggles and accomplishments of the early church.

It could fairly be said, that without Wiesenthal, not only might we not remember Zion Church, but it might not have existed at all.

His social, political and medical contributions to the city of Baltimore are considerable and partially documented by MD HISTORY ONLINE at http://mdhistoryonline.net/mdmedicine/cfm/dsp_detail.cfm?id=231 


 
 
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Kirchen Archiv

The original parish register.


 
 
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Festschrift
Der Zionsgemeinde zum 150. Jubilaum
1755- 1905

(Documenting Zion's first 150 years In German)

 


 
 
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ZION IN BALTIMORE
1755- 1930

(In German)


 
 
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ZION IN BALTIMORE
1755- 1955

(The first major history of Zion published in English)

 

   
 

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