“…I think I can say without exaggeration that there are not many other churches in our Synod that could be compared with Frankenmuth in this respect. I remember that President Schwan and others who, when I was pastor there, came to Frankenmuth from Saginaw on synodical Sunday were deeply impressed by the service, especially the powerful singing of the Lutheran chorales. Everybody joined in singing, men and women, old and young, and the congregation was really a ‘singende Kirche.’”
-Ludwig Ernest Fuerbringer, Pastor of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church (Frankenmuth, Michigan) from 1885-1893
 Ludwig Ernest Fuerbringer, 80 Eventful Years: Reminiscences of Ludwig Ernest Fuerbringer (St Louis, Missouri: Concordia Publishing House, 1944), 156; digital images, Hathi Trust (https://www.hathitrust.org : accessed 8 October 2015).