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Near Amherst Junction in Portage County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

South New Hope Lutheran Church

 
 
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By Keith L, September 20, 2020
1. South New Hope Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.  Early Norwegian immigrants settled Central Wisconsin in the mid-1800s and brought with them the traditional church architecture still found in the hills and fjords of their native land. South New Hope Church was chartered in 1888 when synod debates over church doctrines compelled some families to leave New Hope Church located two miles north. A new congregation was organized as "The New Hope Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Portage County" and their church was built on this site.
  · One year after chartering the new church, founding members completed the construction of their house of worship at a cost of about $1,375.
  · The altar picture was painted by Ingeborg Boe (1858-1905), a self-trained artist whose works adorned the altars of many Wisconsin churches. Ingeborg was a founding member of South New Hope, and she is buried in this cemetery.
  · The bell was cast in 1899 by E. W. Vanduzen Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
  · The last official service was held in 1967.
A second cemetery located on this site predates the church, with burials confirmed back to the 1850s. The few remaining headstones in this cemetery
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By Keith L, August 6, 2020
2. South New Hope Lutheran Church Marker
chronicle the lineage of recognized families in the area while many of the interments are unknown.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 44° 30.854′ N, 89° 15.857′ W. Marker is near Amherst Junction, Wisconsin, in Portage County. Marker is on County Road T south of Trout Creek Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1410 County Road T, Amherst Junction WI 54407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iola Winter Sports Club (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Line in Time (approx. 3.9 miles away); Amherst Fire District (approx. 4˝ miles away); Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer (approx. 6.1 miles away); School House Ski Hill (approx. 6.4 miles away); Iola’s Firefighting Heritage (approx. 6.4 miles away); The “Spud Alley” Era (approx. 6˝ miles away); Iola Mills (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  South New Hope Church. (Submitted on September 20, 2020.)
 
South New Hope Lutheran Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 6, 2020
3. South New Hope Lutheran Church and Marker
South New Hope Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 6, 2020
4. South New Hope Lutheran Church
South New Hope Lutheran Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 6, 2020
5. South New Hope Lutheran Cemetery
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By Keith L, September 20, 2020
6. Plaques by Stairs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2020, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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