Reaching India with the Gospel

I’m having computer issues today, so the best I can do is share an old post. I noticed that today is the date of the first missionary being sent to India by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, so I thought I’d share this post that discussed a Perry County connection to that early missionary effort.

Even before the 1900’s, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod was sending missionaries to foreign lands.  One of the first areas to be reached by our missionaries was India.  One missionary to India has a tie to Perry County.  His name was George August Naumann.  He was sent to India in 1902.  The picture below shows his arrival in India being greeted by Rev. and Mrs. George Kellerbauer and Rev. Theodore Naether. The Naumanns are in the middle with Rev. Naumann holding a child and an umbrella.

Nauman arriving in India

The Naumanns would have seven more children while serving in India.  Two of those children, John Naumann and Martha Naumann, have connections to me and to Perry County.  George and many of his family returned to America on a furlough in 1912, but because of World War I, they were not permitted to return to India.  Here are two pages of Baltimore passenger lists including…

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