11 July 2013

Zion Lutheran Church, Petoskey, Michigan-Those Places Thursday

Zion Lutheran Church
Petoskey, Michigan

I knew I couldn't go on vacation and have a genealogy-free one, but I tried.  It just happened that we were driving from Mackinaw City, Michigan to Traverse City, Michigan and went through Petoskey.  I had to stop and take a picture of Zion Lutheran Church.  We were driving right by it!

Zion Lutheran Church is where my son, Travis, was baptized in 1987.  We were living in Harbor Springs at the time and were members of Zion Lutheran Church. My brother, Neil and my sister, Nancy, are his godparents.

What made this stop special was that Travis and his girlfriend were in the car with us.  I didn't make him get out and stand in front of the church and have his picture taken, but he did have to listen to a few things about being born and baptized in Petoskey.

I think I did pretty good with only one genealogy related stop on this vacation.  I doubt it will happen very often, but this was a pretty good place to stop at.


  1. Since my hubby's grandfather Brice Larimer McClure was born in Little Traverse, MI, and other McClures lived in the area on and off around the turn of the 20th century, I appreciate your posts on the area! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Marian, Thank you for your kind words. The Little Traverse area is a beautiful place to be from. We loved our time living in the area. I bet it was beautiful back in the early 1900's, too.