Family stories tell about how an anonymous parishioner of the Trinity Lutheran Church funded the Batke's and Link's travel from Alabama to St. Joe Michigan in the 1920s. Most of the Batke children attended Trinity Lutheran School and many of the Batke and Link women were married at the Church. Also, Batke and Link family members, including Henry Batke, were buried from this church.
|Location of Trinity Lutheran Church and School, St. Joe, Michigan|
As you can see on this map (double click on the image to enlarge), the Church and school were only a few blocks from the Batke and Link homes on Vine Street.
The Church and School are still going strong. For current information click on Trinity Lutheran Church.