Location of Perry County, Missouri
|Elevation||551 ft (169 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||29-25995 |
|GNIS feature ID||740859 |
The Bavarians who settled just outside Perryville, Missouri in the 1830s felt so strongly about the importance of peace that they named their town “Friedenberg” (German: Hill of Peace). An old nickname for Friedenberg is “Raccoon Ridge”.
Unlike the communities of Altenburg, Frohna and Uniontown that were settled by Saxon Lutherans from Germany, Friedenberg was founded in 1838 by Lutheran immigrants from Bavaria, Germany. These Bavarians came from the Upper Franconian region, some from the city of Langenstadt near present-day Kulmbach. These immigrants worshiped in members’ homes until a log church was built in 1846 north of Cinque Hommes Creek. From 1852 until 1885 the congregation worshiped at their church on Frankenberg overlooking the Cinque Hommes Bottoms. In 1885 the congregation moved to its present site in Friedenberg and built a brick church. Peace Lutheran church disbanded in 1980.
- Road Side Thoughts.com http://www.roadsidethoughts.com/mo/friedenberg-misc.htm
- Martin Oswald (1998). "Friedenberg remembrances: A story of peace, faith, and life". ISBN 9780965955508.
- Lutheran History.com http://www.lutheranhistory.org/sites_hop.html
- Lutheran Church Missouri Synod: Friedenberg http://mo.lcms.org/Index.asp?PageID=10392&Function=News&NewsID=15253