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Near Friesland in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Inglehart Church

 
 
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By Eric Kuntz, April 25, 2014
1. Inglehart Church Marker
Inscription. A congregation of German settlers had been worshipping in a log cabin about 200 feet north of this sign, on property homesteaded by James Inglehart in 1846.

In 1867 the congregation decided to build a church.

James Inglehart offered this site as a gift, but the congregation insisted on a legal land purchase. They offered Inglehart $25 but he would only accept $10. The land deed is dated April 6, 1867.

Inglehart hauled lumber and stone for the church, for which he charged nothing, and offered free room and board for the carpenters in his home, which was located about 300 feet to the south.

The church was completed in 1867 and named St. Paul's, but has been commonly known as "Inglehart Church" ever since.
From History of Inglehart Church by Helen Rode Noble
 
Location. 43° 37.523′ N, 89° 7.645′ W. Marker is near Friesland, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on Inglehart Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located about 4.9 miles north of WI-33 on Inglehart Road. Marker is in this post office area: Friesland WI 53935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David J. Jones (approx. 5.6 miles away); Historical Site
Inglehart Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Kuntz, 425/2014
2. Inglehart Church Marker
(approx. 5.7 miles away); John Muir Country (approx. 8.4 miles away); Pardeeville World War I Memorial (approx. 10.5 miles away); Angie Williams Cox Public Library (approx. 10.6 miles away); Historic Pardeeville / Belmont Hotel (approx. 10.6 miles away); Wyona Park / Rifle Pit Legend (approx. 12.1 miles away); Columbia County Asylum Cemetery (approx. 12.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. There is also a marker denoting that Inglehart Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Inglehart Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Kuntz, April 25, 2014
3. Inglehart Church Marker
St. Paul's Evangelical (Inglehart) Church image. Click for full size.
By Eric Kuntz, April 25, 2014
4. St. Paul's Evangelical (Inglehart) Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2014, by Eric Kuntz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2014, by Eric Kuntz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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