IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co. Church records
updated 11/14/2013



Norwegian Lutheran Churches
in Allamakee county, Iowa



Norwegian Lutheran churches in Winneshiek co.


Norwegian Lutheran churches in Allamakee co.

 

The following information & drawings (above) are from Norske Lutherske Menigheter i Amerika, 1843-1916; Volume 1; 1918. By Olaf Morgan Norlie, Thore Olsen Tolo, Daniel Kvaase, Karl Anderson Kasbergpg.

To assist the researcher, the transcriber (S. Ferrall) has used Google Translate (https://translate.google.com/ )for the translations enclosed in brackets. All numbers & words enclosed in parenthesis are from the original text. The Winneshiek co. churches near the Allamakee co. border have been included.

Some of the dates appear to be 'backwards', or there are multiple dates given for the same event, but this may be a language idiosyncrasy. The Paint Creek churches are somewhat difficult to follow. The transcriber wishes researchers "Good Luck!" in separating out the histories.

Glenwood Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church

Glenwood church



Glenwood norsk evang. lutherske menighet. Fra [from] 1851 til 1863 en del av [part of] Little Iowa; fra 1863 til 1888 en del av Glenwood. 9½ miles øst [east of Decorah], Winneshiek Co., Iowa. Den norske synode, 1888 (1851-). Organisert 1888 (26 dec. 1853, 1851). 675 sjæle [souls] i 1880, 612 i 191. Prester [pastors]: U.V. Koren, 1853-83; Nils Amlund, 1883-88; M. Borge, 1888-05; S.A. Scarvie, 1905-. Embedsmænd [officials] i 1915: secretary, Ole H. Sivesind; treasurer, Gustav Johnson; deacons Gustav Johnson, Andreas Prestesæter; trustees Helmer Williams, A.C. Johnson, Helmer Blegen, John Hill, Hildor Egge; watcher Oscar P. Løvstuen. Kirke [church] 1, 1857, $300. Kirke 2, 1870, $22,000. 3 skolehuse [school house] $1,000. Prestehus [priest house], 1883, $4,500. Gravplads [cemetery], 1½ acre, $50. Land, 20 acres, $800.
Iowa River Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church

Iowa River Norwegian Evanelical Lutheran church



Iowa River norsk evangelisk lutherske menighet. 12 mil nordøst [northeast] of Decorah, Winneshiek Co. Iowa. Konferentsen, 1870-90; For. kirke [church], 1890-. Organisert [organized] 1870. 137 sjæle [souls] i 1871, 109 i 1914. Prester [pastors]: H.C. Rørness, 1869-72; O. Amble, 1872-74; O. Hanson Bostad, 1874-76; J.A. Bergh, 1877-83; L.O. Pedersen, 1883-92; O.K. Weium, 1893-94; M. Fr. Lunde, 1894-95; N.J. Vikingstad, 1896-07; J. Fjelde, 1907-10; W.O. Wilhelmson, 1910-12; O.M. Wangensteen, 1912-. Embedsmænd [officials] i 1870: treasurer, F.M. Andreasen. i 1915: secretary, Lars Amundsen; treasurer, Henry Opheim; deacons, Emmanuel Amundsen, Ole Thompson, Mons Monson; trustees, Mons Monson, Jacob Johnson, Lars Amundsen; Sunday school, Mrs. Lina Bidne, Mrs. Henry Opheim. Kirke [church], 1886, $14,600. Gravplads [cemetery], 2 acres.

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Paint Creek church (Painted Creek church)
Paint Creek menighet. (Painted Creek menighet). 5 miles syd-sydvest [south-southwest] Waterville, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Utenom, 1851-53; Norske synode, 1853-58. Organisert [organized]1851. Delt [divided] 1858 (Østre Paint Creek - Norske synode & Vestre Paint Creek - Norske synode). 250 sjæle [souls] i 1851. Prester [pastors]: N.O Brandt, 1851-54; C.L. Clausen, 1851-54; U.V. Koren, 1854-58. Embedsmænd [officials]: i 1851: chairman, Svend Endresen; secretary, J.L. Møller; treasurer, Engebrigt Knudsen; trustees: Ole Rotnem, Thomas Anderson, Syver O. Wold, Nils T. Roe.

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East Paint Creek church (East Painted Creek church)
Østre Paint Creek menighet. Fra [from] 1861 til 1858 en del av [part of] Paint Creek. 5 miles syd-sydvest (south-southwest) Waterville, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Norske synode, 1858 (1851)-87. Organisert [organized] 1858 (1851). Splittet [split] 1887, paa grund av naadevalgstriden (Østre Paint Creek - Norske synode & Gamle [old] Østre Paint Creek - United church). 561 sjæle [souls] i 1869, 582 i 1880. Prester [pastors]: N.O. Brandt, C.L. Clausen, 1851-54; U.V. Koren, 1854-63; O.J. Hjort, 1863-79; H.A. Hartmann, 1880-95; C.J.M. Grønlid, 1895-. Kirke [church], 1869.

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Old East Paint Creek Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church

Old East Paint Creek Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church



Gamle Østre Paint Creek norsk evang. lutherske menighet. (Østre Paint Creek norsk evangelisk lutherske. Fra [from] 1851 til 1858 en del av [part of] Paint Creek; fra 1858 til 1887 en del av Østre Paint Creek). 5 mil syd-sydvest [south southwest] Waterville, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Antimissouri, 1887-90; For. kirke, 1890-. Organisert [organized] 1887 (1851). Splittet [split] 1907 (Waterville norsk ev. luth. mght.) 600 sjæle [souls] i 1851, 500 i 1914. Prester [pastors]: N. Brandt, C.L. Clausen, 1851-54; U.V. Koren, 1854-63; O.J. Hjort, 1863-79; H.A. Hartmann, 1880-95; C.J.M. Grønlid, 1895-. Embedsmænd [officials]: i 1915: secretary, Iver Thorsen; treasurer, Halvor T. Hermansen; directors: Joh. Hunstad, Andreas Hansen, Knudt Nilsen, Lars Thygesen, Joh. Ellefsen, Halvor Megaarden, Iver Thorsen; trustees: Josef Nilsen, Herman Hansen, Peder P. Nilsen, Olaus C. Megaarden, Otto Sørensen, Joh. Roldsen, Carl Knudtsen; klokker (watcher?), Halvor Lindland; fast skolekerer, Halvor Lindland; søndagsskole [superintendent Sunday school], Iver Thorsen. Kirke [church], 1869, $6,000. Prestehus, 1, 1862, $5,000. Prestehus, 2, 1890. Gravplads [cemetery], 5 acres, $200. Land, 80 acres, $100.

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Waterville Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church
Waterville norsk evangelisk lutherske menighet. Fra [from] 1851 til 1858 en del av [part of] Paint Creek; fra 1858 til 1887 en del av Østre Paint Creek; fra 1887 til 1907 en del av Gamle Østre Paint Creek. Waterville, Allamakee Co. Iowa. Utenom, 1907-09; Forenede kirke [United church], 1909-. Organisert [organized] 1907. 100 sjæle [souls] i 1907, 140 i 1914. Prester [pastors]: C.J.M. Grønlid, 1908-. Embedsmænd [officials] i 1907: chairman, Peter Arnison; secretary, Ole Hansen; treasurer, O.G. Kolsrud; trustees, Albert Aslesen, Otto Rognstad, Henry Jensen; klokker [watcher?] H.A. Hendricksen; søndagsskole [superintendent Sunday school], Knudt Nelsen. Kirke [church], 1907, $3,000.

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Note: This church held it's final services in September 2010

East Paint Creek Norwegian Lutheran church
Østre Paint Creek norsk lutherske menighet. Fra [from] 1851 til 1858 en del av [part of] Paint Creek; fra 1858 til 1887 en del av Østre Paint Creek menighet. 5 mil sydvest [southwest] Waterville, Allamakee Co. Iowa. Norske synode, 1887 (1851-). Organisert [organized] 1887 (1851). 120 sjæle [souls] i 1889, 168 i 1914. Prester [pastors]: C.L. Clausen og O. Brandt, 1851-54; U.V. Koren, 1854-63; O.J. Hjort, 1863-79; H.A. Hartmann, 1880-87; M.O. Borge, 1888-00; S.A. Scarvie, 1901-05; Z.J. Ordal, 1905-08; L.S. Guttebø, 1908. Embedsmænd [officials] i 1887: chairman, Svend Endresen; secretary, J.L. Møller; treasurer, Ingebrigt Knudsen; trustees, Ole Rotnem, Thos. Anderson, Syver O. Wold, Nils T. Roe. In 1915: secretary, A.T. Grønna. Kirke 1 [church], 1856. Kirke 2, 1869, $3,000. Kirke 3, 1888. Gravplads.

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Waterville prækeplads
Norske synode, 1910-. Begyndt 1910. Prest: L.S. Guttebø, 1910.
[transcriber: can't find a translation for prækeplads]


The Lutheran church Waterville
Den lutherske menighet (Waterville). Waterville, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Augustana, 1871-90 (?). Organisert [organized] 1871. Opløst [dissolved] 1890?. 50 sjæle [souls] i 1871, 18 i 1886. Prester [pastors]: David Lysnes, 1871-78; O.J. Hattlestad, 1878-90.


West Paint Creek church
Vestre Paint Creek menighet (Vestre Painted Creek). Fra [from] 1851 til 1858 en del av [part of] Paint Creek. 7 mil øst-sydøst [east southeast] of Waukon, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Norske synode, 1858-87. Organisert [organized] 1858 (1851). Splittet [split] 1887, paa grund av [because of] naadevalgstriden, Vestre Paint Creek - Norske synode; Gamle Vestre Paint Creek - Forenede kirke [United church]; 300 sjæle [souls] i 1858, 551 i 1869, 602 i 1880. Prester [pastors]: U.V. Koren, 1858-62; O.J. Hjort, 1862-79; H.A. Hartmann, 1880-95; C.J.M. Grønlid, 1895-. Kirke [church] 1, 1870. Kirke 2, 1885, $5,500.

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Old West Paint Creek Norwegian Evangelical church

Old West Paint Creek Norwegian Evangelical church



Gamle Vestre Paint Creek norsk evang. menighet. Fra [from] 1851 til 1858 en del av [part of] Paint Creek; fra 1858 til 1878 en del av Vestre Paint Creek. 7 mil øst [east] of Waukon, Allamakee Co. Iowa. Antimissouri, 1887-90; For kirke, 1890-. Organisert [organized] 1887 (1851). 300 sjæle [souls] i 1858, 550 i 1914. Prester [pastors]: U.V. Koren, 1858-62; O.J. Hjort, 1862-79; H.A. Hartmann, 1880-95; C.J.M. Grønlid, 1895-. Embedsmænd [officials] i 1915: secretary, L.O. Grandgaard; treasurer, Johs. A. Fossum; deacons, Mathias Johnsen, Johs. Fossum, Hans Bergh, Johs. Lier, Martin Halvorsen, Anton Fossum, Martin Larsen; trustees, Martinus Halseth, Henry Grangaard, Math. Johnsen, E.E. Bakkum, L.A. Grangaard, Halvor Hagen, Gunnerius Gering; klokker [watcher?], J. Anderson; fast skolekerer, J. Anderson; søndagsskole [superintendent Sunday school], J. Anderson. Kirke [church] 1, 1870. Kirke 2, 1885, $5,500. Gravplads [cemetery] 1½ acre, $200.


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West Paint Creek Norwegian Lutheran church
Vestre Paint Creek norsk lutherske menighet. Fra [from] 1851 til 1858 en del av [part of] Paint Creek; fra 1858 til 1887 en del av Vestre Paint Creek menighet. 6 mil øst-sydøst [east southeast] of Waukon, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Norske synode, 1887 (1858) -. Organisert [organized] 1887 (1858). 80 sjæle [souls] 1889, 111 i 1913. Prester [pastors]: U.V. Koren, 1858-62; O.J. Hjort, 1862-79; H.A. Hartmann, 1880-87; M.O. Borge, 1880-00; S.A. Scarvie, 1901-05; Z.J. Ordal, 1905-08; L.S. Guttebø, 1908-. Embedsmand [officials] i 1915: secretary, L.J. Larson. Kirke [church] 1870, $4,000. Gravplads [cemetery].

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Waterloo Ridge Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church

Waterloo Ridge Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church



Waterloo Ridge norsk evang. lutherske menighet. 6 mil vest [west] of Dorchester, Allamakee Co. Iowa. Norske synode, 1867-74; Konferentsen, 1874-90; Forenede kirke, 1890-. Organisert [organized] 1867. 229 sjæle [souls] i 1867, 280 i 1915. Prester [pastors]: H.A. Stub, 1867-73; N.E.S. Jensen, 1873-74; O. Hansen Bostad, 1874-76; J.A. Bergh, 1877-83; L.O. Pedersen, 1883-92; O.K. Weium, 1893-94; M. Fr. Lunde, 1894-95; N.J. Vikingstad, 1896-10; W.O. Wilhelmson, 1910-12; O.M. Wagensteen, 1912-. Embedsmand [officials] i 1915: secretary, Hans Tilleraas; treasurer, John Thompson; deacons, Galand Marken, Martin Clausen, Johannes Clausen; trustees, John Kuraas, Martin Melbestad, Cornelius Blegen; klokker [watcher?],
fast skolekerer & søndagsskole [superintendent Sunday school], Hans Digre. Kirke 1, Kirke 2, $11,000. Prestehus, 1879, $1,800. Gravplads [cemetery] 1 acre. Land, 6 acres, $60.


Lansing Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church

Lansing Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church



Lansing norsk evangelisk lutherske menighet. Lansing, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Utenom (norske synode), 1869-70; Norske synode, 1870-87; utenom (Antimissouri, Forenede kirke) [United church], 1887-. Organisert [organized] 1869. 73 sjæle [souls] i 1869, 90 i 1914. Prester [pastors]: O.J. Hjort, 1865-79; H.A. Hartmann, 1880-94; C.J.M. Grønlid, 1895-. Embedsmand [officials] i 1915: chairman, N.A. Nilsen; secretary, Odin Rud; treasurer, Nils Larsen; trustees: Louis Reppe, Nils Larsen; klokker [watcher?], Nils Smedsrud. Kirke [church], 1870, $2,800.


Note: This church is now known as Our Saviour's Lutheran

Lansing prækeplads
Lansing, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Norske synode, 1913? -. Begyndt 1913?. Prest: L.S. Guttebø, 1913-.
[transcriber: can't find a translation for prækeplads]


Faegre Prairie Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church
Fægre Prairie norsk evangelisk lutherske menighet. 7 mil sydvest [southwest] of Lansing, Allamakee Co. Iowa. Norske synode, 1870-87; Antimissouri, 1887-90; utenom Forenede kirke [United church], 1890-. Organisert [organized] 1870. 170 sjæle [souls] i 1870, 20 i 1914. Prester [pastors]: O.L. Hjort, 1870-79; H.A. Hartmann, 1880-95; C.J.M. Grønlid, 1895-. Embedsmand [officials] i 1915: secretary, Nils Smedsrud; treasurer, J.J. Johnsen; trustees, Chr. Berg, John J. Johnsen. Kirke [church], 1870, $1,100. Gravplads [cemetery, ½ acre, $20.


Fægre Prairie prækeplads
Lansing?, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Utenom (Norske synode), 1907-11. Begyndt 1907. Sluttet [closed]1911. Prester: Z.J. Ordal, 1907-08; L.S. Guttebø, 1908-11.
[transcriber: can't find a translation for prækeplads]


Kaupanger Norwegian Evangelisk Lutheran church
Kaupanger norsk evangelisk lutherske menighet. 4 mil syd of Lansing, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Konferentsen, 1870-90. Organisert [organized], 1870. 30 sjæle [souls] i 1871, 38 i 1914. Prester [pastors]: Ole Amble, 1870-75; J.A. Bergh, 1877-82; L.O. Pedersen, 1883-90.


St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church prestehus




St. Johannes evangelisk lutherske menighet. Waukon, Allamakee Co., Iowa Antimissouri, 1888-90; Forening [association] kirke, 1890-. Organisert [organized] 30te september 1888. 24 sjæle [souls] i 1888, 125 i 1914. Prester [pastors]: M. Fr. Lunde, 1889-94; J.A. Hellestvedt, 1895-03; J. Fjelde, 1903-. Embedsmand [officials] i 1888: chairman, H.A. Hartmann; secretary, John L. Okre; treasurer, Halvor Simonson; trustees, Simon Blegen, Halvor Simonson, Halvor Peterson; klokker [watcher?], Nils A. Rippe; søndagsskole [superintendent Sunday school], Hans E. Vold; i 1915: secretary, Adolph Blilie; treasurer, L.T. Hermanson; deacons, Tollef Johnson, H.G. Gruah, Halvor Helgeson; trustees, A.B. Swenson, Wm. Peterson, J.S. Johnson; søndagsskole [superintendent Sunday school], L.F. Hermanson. Kirke, 1890, $1,700. Prestehus, 1908, $2,075. Gravplads, 1 acre, $100. Land, 1½ lot.


Waukon Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church
Waukon norsk evangelisk lutherske menighet. Waukon, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Norske synode, 1878-80. Organisert [organized] 1876. Opløst [dissolved] 1880. Prester: O.J. Hjort, 1878-80.


New Albin Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church New Albin norsk evangelisk llutherske menighet. New Albin, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Norske synode, 1876-80. Organisert [organized] 1876. Opløst [dissolved] 1880. 74 sjæle [souls]i 1877. Prester [pastors]: O.J. Hjort, 1876-80; St. S. Reque, 1878-80.


Hanover Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church
Hanover norsk evangelisk llutherske menighet. Hannover, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Utenom, 1877-80. Organisert [organized] 1877. Opløst [dissolved] 1880. 30 sjæle [souls] i 1877, 40 i 1879. Prester: J.A. Bergh, 1877-80.


Post Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church
Post norsk evangelisk llutherske menighet. Postville, Allamakee Co., Iowa. Konferentsen, 1880-82. Organisert [organized] 1880. 30 sjæle [souls] i 1880. Prest: J.A. Bergh, 1877-82.




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Allamakee county, Iowa
map created by Sue Kenyon

Map shows the locations of the Norwegian Lutheran churches in central Allamakee co., as accurately as I can remember..... Sue Kenyon

~map created by Sue Kenyon for the Allamakee co. IAGenWeb

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