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Near Spicer in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church

 
 
Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
1. Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church Marker
Inscription.
First Church in Minnesota Organized by Mission Friend Immigrants from Sweden

1870-Organized on J.A. Skoglund Farm
1873-Built                   1910-Enlarged
1870-1955 Served this Rural Parish
1961-Perpetual Care Fund Raised
1962-Dedicated to Covenant N.W. Conf. Work

Theo. J. Paulson
1916-1920 Pastor 1938-1955
Donated by Family

 
Erected by the Theo. J. Paulson family.
 
Location. 45° 16.081′ N, 95° 4.861′ W. Marker is near Spicer, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Marker is on 150th Avenue Northwest (County Road 29) half a mile east of County Highway 5, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is approximately 8½ driving miles from Spicer. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2730 150th Avenue Northwest, Spicer MN 56288, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johannes Iverson (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jericho (approx. 2.9 miles away); Isle of Refuge (approx. 3 miles away); U.S. Military Post (approx. 3.1 miles away); Victory Dance
Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
2. Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church Marker
Road to Church and Cemetery
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Olof Olson Haugen (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Old Log Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Old Log Church (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spicer.
 
Regarding Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church. The church was originally a Lutheran congregation known as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway Lake. In 1879, the congregation voted to leave the Augustana Synod and affiliate with the Mission Friends.
source: Touring Swedish America, 2006
 
Also see . . .
1. Lake Florida Family History. Mankell family. (Submitted on October 10, 2014.) 

2. Lake Florida Family History. Andersson / Skoglund family. (Submitted on October 10, 2014.) 

3. Lake Florida Mission Church (Lake Florida, Minn.) records. Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center. (Submitted on October 10, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Lake Florida Covenant Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
3. Lake Florida Covenant Cemetery
Lake Florida Mission Church image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
4. Lake Florida Mission Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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