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Unit (Unitt) – Cemetery – Lebanon Lutheran Church, Sioux County, Nebr.
Located: Sec 21, Twp 32, Range 54. 
From Sioux County Centennial Book, 1986, p. 114, column 2 by Lucille Engebretsen)

On March 7, 1897, Lebanon Evangelical Lutheran Congregation was organized on Soldier Creek, later known as Unit in Sioux County, Nebraska. Charter members were:  Adolf Estler, Edmund Estler, Herich Fricke, Karl Huimeier, Fredrich Lectoff, Alfred Letcoff, H. E. Miller, Edward Schmidt, F. W. Voight.  H.F. W. Schulz was ordained and installeld Sep. 14,1899 at Unit, Sioux County, NE.  The church was built in 1905 at a cost of $250.  First marriage:  Ernest Bunge  and Magdelina Miller on June 1, 1899.  First baptized were:  Albert & Anna Bunge at the log schoolhouse on Oct. 2, 1904.  First confirmed:  Anna Bunge, Albert Bunge, Minnie (Bunge) Zimmerman on Nov. 24, 1918.

Records show church services were held in a log schoolhouse at Warbonnet, at Unit and at Hough (located in Dawes County near Marsland, NE)  Services were discontinued at Unit in Sep. 1923.  In 1930 the church trustees drove out to look at the Unit church building.  Herman Basse, Sr. was the only living Unit trustee at this meeting.  The trustee voted to move the Unit church building to Harrison, NE at a cost of $400.

Unit Cemetery, Lebanon Lutheran Church – No Dates
Record of Burials from Sioux Country Centennial Book, 1986

1.  Andrea, Friedrick W.       
2.  Schmidt, Infant son of Ed. Schmidt
3.  Sundstrom, Edward       
4.  Sundstrom, Elma

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