Macksburg Lutheran Church


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Macksburg Lutheran Church



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This folder contains a congregational historical record, a newspaper article about the church, two bulletins, a story written for the church’s 90th anniversary, various letters, a congregational statistical record, an order of service from the church, maps to the church, church relations visit summary, two letters of call, and an installation program for John P. Eide in 1992.

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In 1893, Austrian and German immigrants in the Macksburg area began to hold Lutheran church services in homes. Rev. C. Buechler of Portland came to the area once every three weeks to serve the congregation. Servies were held in German. The church was completed in 1894 with a design based on Austrian churches. Mennonite contractors built the church with local help. The original cost for labor and materials was $237.39. The church has been recognized by the National Historical Society as a historic site. The congregation celebrated its 90th Anniversary in the summer of 1983.

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