Transcribed by Linda Suarez
The Past and Present of Hardin County Iowa
ed. by William J. Moir. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1911.
Immanuel Evangelical church, at Alden, was organized in April, 1880, by L. Rummel, K. Roller, F. Hartman, H. G. Doyen, L. Burns, F. Groenhoff, K. Kleppi, H. S. Harms, A Albers, M. Rehm. There are now forty-five families belonging to this congregation.
The pastors who have faithfully served here are as follows: Rev. Eabe, 1880-81; Alexander, 1881-82; Off, 1882-83; Jansen, 1883-90; Fisher, 1890-91; Egger, 1891-94; Bendigkeit, 1894-98; Heinhart, 1898-1900; Rixman, 1900-04; Perl, 1904-09; R. Lorenz, since February 15, 1910.
A church was erected in 1887, of frame material, which cost one thousand two hundred dollars. In the month of November, 1910, an addition was made to the church, costing one thousand five hundred dollars.
This denomination has churches at Alden, Buckeye, Ackley and Hubbard.
Friedens Evangelical church at Buckeye was organized in 1893, by charter members as follows: Gus Runge, R. Thoms, W. Thoms, F. Nolte, F. Ratkge, I. Schuneman, I. Topp, W. Gehrke and A. Peglow. The present membership includes twenty-five families. The pastors here have been Revs. Eggert, Damann, Hoepner, Rexman, Perl, R. Lorenz. A frame church was erected in 1903, at a cost of two thousand five hundred dollars.