Ingemann Lutheran Church

Located west of Moorhead, Iowa

This church stands just as it was when early Danish immigrants built it.

The church was built in 1884 on 200 acres of land donated by John H. Johnson.  An argument in 1895, caused a split, so that an Upper Danish Church was built on a hill.  Ingemann Church was usually called Lower Danish Church.  Church meeting is held every year on Memorial Day.  In later years Upper Danish Church bldg. was torn down and Bethesda Lutheran Church in Moorhead was built.  This Ingemann Church served many of the Danish families who lived in the nearby hills.  In 1890 Peter Johnson founded and also was janitor of the church that he had helped found.  Read the posted BIO for Peter & Mary Johnson to grasp detail of their family life in Monona County.


~Pictures below taken from the booklet published by Mike Lyon of Mapleton, Iowa. This booklet was published prior to his death, as he was employed at the Mapleton Press newspaper. ~Submitted by researcher, Larry Lundeen

Nestled in the Loess Hills Valley--SEASONS of the YEAR


*More Ingemann Danish Lutheran Church History with photographs*

1913 Baptismal Certificate & Baptismal Linen Pillow


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