The Clyde Arrives in St. Louis


The photo shows the St. Louis landing in 1857

On February 9, 1839, the steamboat Clyde arrived in St. Louis, Missouri with about 140 passengers from Germany.  These German Lutherans had traveled across the Atlantic Ocean aboard the Johann Georg before boarding the Clyde in New Orleans.  Two Lutheran pastors aboard this boat were Rev. E.G.W. Keyl and Rev. C.F.W. Walther.  Two other steamboats had arrived in St. Louis in January with members of this immigration society, and one more would arrive later in February.

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