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Near Volga in Brookings County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Lake Campbell Lutheran Church

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1. Lake Campbell Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.  The Lake Campbell Lutheran Church was originally the Medary Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Brookings County, Dakota Territory. The congregation was organized June 13, 1870 at the John Thompson home in Sverdrup Township Minnehaha County. The charter members of the congregation were: Mr. and Mrs. Nils O. Trygstad, Mr. and Mrs. Ole O. Jermstad, Mr. Cornelius N. Trygstad, Ole N. Trygstad, Thomas H. Thompson, Erik Andreas N. Trygstad, Michael N. Trygstad, Martin N. Trygstad, John H. Thompson, Elias H. Thompson, G. Gundersen Tvedt, Christopher H. Baltrud, Jens Amundsen Hage, Magne A. Nesthus, Caroline Trygstad, Jukom Olsen Sundet, and Halvor H. Egeberg. The first recorded meeting was held July 9, 1870 to extend a call to Rev. E. Christensen who accepted the call and became the first pastor. In 1887 the southwest district decided to take the name Lake Campbell Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation. The Lake Campbell Church was built in 1890. The land was donated by Johannes A. Berge. The group of early settlers, who made use of their freedom to worship God by organizing a congregation, also provided religious instruction for their
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children, by fulfilling Col. 3:23-24 "Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ."

This plaque is given in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Nils O. Trygsted and sons, and our honored pioneers who labored and sacrificed, to establish a Christian congregation in the Lake Campbell community.
Erected 1970. (Marker Number 595.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 13, 1870.
Location. 44° 12.631′ N, 96° 53.158′ W. Marker is near Volga, South Dakota, in Brookings County. Marker is on 219th Street, 1.1 miles east of Caspian Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located at Lake Campbell Lutheran Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46610 219th St, Volga SD 57071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hagensick's Resort (approx. 1.6 miles away); Medary (approx. 4.9 miles away); First Convention in Brookings County (approx. 4.9 miles away); Medary Townsite
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3. Lake Campbell Lutheran Church
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Moody County (approx. 4.9 miles away); Brookings County (approx. 4.9 miles away); Downtown (approx. 8 miles away); Volga, South Dakota Veterans Memorial (approx. 8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2021. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2021. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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