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Near Norseland in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Scandian Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church

 
 
Scandian Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
1. Scandian Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.
In this house, built by Andrew Thorson
in 1855 the early settlers met often
for worship, and the Scandian Grove
Evangelical Lutheran Church was
organized on June 13, 1858.
Dedicated to
The Memory of the Pioneers
1953

In Honored Memory of
Charter Members
Scandian Grove Lutheran Church
Andrew & Anna Thorson Nils & Elna Anderson Andrew & Ingrid Webster Carl & Maria Johnson Nils & Anna Thorson Martin & Judith Peterson John Abrahamson Peter & Malena Benson Andrew Nelson Nels P. Chilgren Nels & Bengta Youngdahl Ola Monson Mons P. Chilgren Swen & Bengta Larson Nils & Pernilla Nilsson Christian & Ingar Anderson E. Larsson P. Wiego A. R. Andersen Andreas Anderson
 
Erected 1953.
 
Location. 44° 25.016′ N, 94° 7.499′ W. Marker is near Norseland, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker can be reached from County Road 52 half a mile north of State Highway 22, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is approximately twelve driving miles northwest of St. Peter. Marker is attached to the log house of Andrew Thorson located in the park next to the
Scandian Grove Church Charter Members Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
2. Scandian Grove Church Charter Members Plaque
Scandian Grove Lutheran Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42869 County Road 52, Saint Peter MN 56082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Norseland Community (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Norseland Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); New Sweden Indian Attack (approx. 0.8 miles away); Norseland Lutheran Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Sweden Creamery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Traverse Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); Bernadotte Co-op Creamery (approx. 9 miles away); Bernadotte Lutheran Church (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norseland.
 
More about this marker. Andrew Thorson was instrumental in persuading church leaders to relocate Gustavus Adolphus College to St. Peter.
 
Also see . . .
1. Scandian Grove Lutheran Church. (Submitted on November 3, 2014.)
2. Scandian Grove Lutheran Church. Gustavus Adolphus College. (Submitted on November 3, 2014.) 

3. Gustavus Adolphus College. "Founded in 1862, it has valued its Lutheran and Swedish heritages throughout its history." (Submitted on November 3, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Scandian Grove Church Markers image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
3. Scandian Grove Church Markers
Andrew Thorson house where congregation was organized.
Andrew Thorson House image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
4. Andrew Thorson House
Scandian Grove Lutheran Church Park.
Nearby Scandian Grove Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
5. Nearby Scandian Grove Lutheran Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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