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St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Chicago, Illinois


The Kruse family moved to 3648 Fifth Avenue, now Wells, about 1893.  This current location is Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox.  St. Peter's German Evangelical Lutheran Church was first organized in 1871on 3918 Dearborn Street, or about 7 blocks from the Kruses new 4 plex apartment building.  We are fairly certain this is the church John Kruse help build around 1872.  The church later moved to 7400 South Michigan Avenue, then to its current location at 8550 South Kedvale in the 1950's.  The last seven of the Kruse children, William, Carl, Anna, George, Minnie, Frederick, and Florence, were baptized here at St. Peter's Lutheran Church.  We have not found a good picture of the old church, so what you see is from the 60th Anniversary Booklet, plus some pages of its history.


St. Peter's Church - First Church Building



St. Peter's Parish School

St. Peter's Parish School House on Princeton and 46th Street.



St. Peter's Old Class

St. Peter's Class Picture, year is unknown.



St. Peter's Class about 1910

St. Peters Class about 1910.  Fred Kruse, my grandfather, maybe circled 2nd from left.



St. Peter's 1912

St. Peter's Class on 26 June 1912, Minnie Kruse possibly 2nd row from top, 2nd from left.



St. Peters Class 1917

St. Peters Class of 1917.  Minnie Kruse is 3rd from left on top row.




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