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St. Peter's Lutheran Church -
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
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 Parish School House on
Princeton and 46th Street.
St. Peter's Class Picture, year is
St. Peters Class about 1910. Fred
Kruse, my grandfather, maybe circled 2nd from left.
St. Peter's Class on 26 June 1912, Minnie Kruse possibly 2nd row from
top, 2nd from left.
St. Peters Class of 1917. Minnie
is 3rd from left on top row.