Searching for descendants of the Rev Johannes Ludwig Markert (aka John Lewis/Ludwick Markart Marquart, Markhart, Morgan, Morgin)
Pastored at Low's Lutheran 1805-1810, Guilford Co, North Carolina. His pastorate included Low's, Friedens, St Paul's and Richland. An organizer from Ohio, who was ordained in 1808 in the NC Synod, later records show his work in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois and after 1829 in the Tennessee Synod. During this pioneer period of the Lutheran church he served as the first president of the Indiana Synod.
Birth date is not known, but he was born in Ohio, and died November 22, 1850, to be buried at Portland Mills, (Putnam Co) Indiana. (Source: 225th Anniversary of Low's Lutheran Church, compiled by Lorena Garrett Shoffner, 1996 - Low's Lutheran Church, Liberty NC)
In the minutes of the synod held in 1810 at Organ Church in Rowan County NC there is this interesting statement: "Rev. Markart's pastorate: Pilgrims, Beck's Schweiszguth (Swicegood) now Sandy Creek, Lau's (now Low's), Friedens, Graves (now St. Pauls)." Certainly the field was large enough to claim the energies of any man. (Source: 225 Years History of Friedens Lutheran Church, compiled by Lalah G. Apple, page 9)
Rev. Markert m. Catherine Kachelriess (aka Cocklereece) in NC bef 1800. They lived in Guilford and Davidson Counties in NC, and Butler County in Ohio. No record found after the 1830 Census of Butler Co Ohio, where the family appears as John L. Morcant.
Rev. Markert is said to be buried at Portland Mills, (Putnam Co) Indiana, but it is uncertain where he died (Ohio, Illinois or Indiana?).
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