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Minster in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Log Church

 
 
The Log Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
1. The Log Church Marker
Inscription. This was the site of the first Stallostown Mission Catholic Church in Minster, completed in 1835. The brick wall surrounding the gazebo is representative of the footprint, measuring approximately 40 feet wide and 60 feet long. It was 16 logs high and could seat 330 souls.

A bell was purchased in 1836 and the name changed to St. Augustine Catholic Church. A steeple was added to the front in 1837.

A new brick church was dedicated on November 11, 1846 and still stands today as a symbol of Minster's faith and proud German heritage.
 
Location. 40° 23.606′ N, 84° 22.688′ W. Marker is in Minster, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is on North Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minster OH 45865, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Minster's Origins (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crescent Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis J. Stallo's log cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cholera Marker (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Loramie / The Indian Wars, 1790- 1795

The Log Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
2. The Log Church Marker
(was approx. 2.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Pioneer Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Loramie Summit (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bowstring Girder (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minster.
 
More about this marker. There are two identical markers on the fence around the gazebo, one on the west side and one on the east side.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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