Norseland in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Norseland Lutheran Church
The Lord our God be with us as He was with our fathers; let Him not forsake us. Kings, 8, 57.
The Norseland Lutheran Church was organized in the year of our Lord, 1858, at the home of Johannes Johnson Odegaard, located 1 mile east thence ¾ mile so. in Lake Prairie twp. sec. 29. 31 pioneer families of Norwegian descent met at the Odegaard home to worship with first Pastor Rev. Laurentius Larsen, June 6, 1858. These sturdy immigrants originally came from Hallingdahl, Saetersdalen, Gulbrandsdalen, Voss Nordalen, Sogn, Bergen, Totten, Tromsöe-Norway. 1866 the first church was constructed at the summit of this cemetery. Members numbered 72. Present church dedicated 1911 - Parsonage - 1907.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is June 6, 1812.
Location. 44° 24.395′ N, 94° 6.37′ W. Marker is in Norseland, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker is on State Highway 22, 0.1 miles east of 370th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located eight miles northwest of St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37777 State Highway 22, Saint Peter MN 56082, 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. New Sweden Indian Attack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Norseland Community (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Norseland Community (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Norseland Community (approx. half a mile away); Scandian Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); District 6 School (approx. 3.2 miles away); New Sweden Creamery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Traverse Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norseland.
Also see . . . File for Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church (Norseland). Family Search website entry (Submitted on December 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.