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EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN COLLEGE. Evangelical Lutheran College was established in 1870 at Rutersville, Fayette County, where buildings were bought for $600 and Rev. H. Mertz became supervisor and instructor. The institution met with small success and in 1878 was forced to close. Another Evangelical Lutheran College was a predecessor of Texas Lutheran Collegeqv.


Max Heinrich, comp., History of the First Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Texas (Waverly, Iowa: Wartburg, 1928).

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