Gerlach residence, Papsdorf Windmill, Saxony

Friday, July 15, 2011

Zschoppach Church - place of marriage for JFW Gerlach and Christiane Wilhelmine Stuhr

Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Gerlach and Christiane Wilhelmine Stuhr were married on 18 Jan 1863 at the Zschoppach church.  The Stuhr family lived nearby in Draschwitz.

The famous theologian and Augustinian Vicar, Johann von Staupitz, was born nearby in Motterwitz.  He was baptized in the Zschoppach church in 1465.  Staupitz is known for his influence on Martin Luther regarding Grace and Salavtion through the Blood of Christ, while Luther struggled with forgiveness while serving at the Augustinian Monastery in Erfurt.

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