Near Stoughton in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
They built their church and platted a cemetery in 1864 in Pleasant Springs Township on land purchased from Lars Bovre. Membership increased to about 50, including T.G. Mandt (Mandt Wagon Works, Stoughton) and the parents of John A. Johnson (Gisholt Machine Co., Madison). In 1887, because of declining membership, Bovre Congregation merged with First Lutheran Church in Stoughton.
Erected 1988 by the Dane County Historical Society and the Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society. (Marker Number 25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Dane County Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 57.769′ N, 89° 10.833′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stoughton WI 53589, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. (approx. 2.1 miles away); West Koshkonong Lutheran Congregation (approx. 2.3 miles away); East Park Historic District (approx. 3½ miles away); Main Street Historic District (approx. 3.7 miles away); Stoughton (approx. 3.9 miles away); Seasons of Fish Camp (approx. 4.4 miles away); Carp for sale (approx. 4.4 miles away); Too many carp (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stoughton.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These are markers that mention John A. Johnson.
Also see . . .
1. John A. Johnson. This is a page for a marker about one of the persons mentioned on this Bovre Congregation marker, including his company, Gisholt Machine Co. (Submitted on October 28, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
2. Stoughton. This marker also mentions the Mandt wagon company. (Submitted on October 28, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
3. First Lutheran Church. (Submitted on October 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
4. Koshkonong. This marker also discusses the split in the Norwegian Lutheran Church, and mentions the West Koshkonong Church. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches, Etc. •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 661 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on October 28, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.