Faces of the Reformation: Martin Luther’s parents

On Nov. 10, 1483, a son was born to Hans and Margarethe Luder (Luther). Following Catholic tradition, they named him after the famous saint — Martin of Tours.

Hans wanted the best for his son and sent him to school despite the financial hardships it caused for the copper miner.

Both home and school were places of high expectations and strict punishments, customary for the time. His lesson was learned: all transgressions must be atoned for.

For more information, attend Sunday services at St. Paul’s in Fredonia, Immanuel in Gowanda or Trinity in Silver Creek. See more at: http://lutheranreformation.org/resources/faces-of-the-reformation-series/#sthash.G1tqI1CT.dpuf.