CHURCHES of our ANCESTORS
ST. PAUL, ILLINOIS
St. Paul Lutheran Church
St. Paul, Illinois
Built in 1879.
Another photo of this church. Edited and made available by Dr. Roger Boye, professor from Northwestern Univ. (retired)
Interior view --on the back of the photo is a hand-written
note, "This photograph was taken at Pastor A. C.
Laudeck's Installation in August of 1896."
This frame church was destroyed in 1914 by fire
caused by lightning. Photo of the ruins.
It was replaced by the current brick structure.
The following articles are from a St. Paul anniversary celebration booklet.
In the spring of 1864, a number of families moved to the St. Paul area from Mayville, Wisconsin. The families were Friedrich Malchow, Robert Maske, Friedrich Sasse, Gottfried Stein, Michael Sassse, Ferdinand Buss and Ludwig Lenz. Reading services were soon conducted in the home of Friedrick Malchow. Regular Church services were also held every Sunday and church holiday. Occasionally, Pastor J. W. Streckfuss of Grand Prairie, near Okawville, Illinois, came to preach and to administer the Sacraments.
75th Anniversary of St. Paul Lutheran Church
(Taken from a Vandalia, Illinois Newspaper article that was published in 1939.)
The congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Wilberton Township, on last Sunday celebrated its 75th Anniversary.