Trinity Lutheran Church


City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin

Courtesy of Carol

Trinity Lutheran Church, organized in 1871 with nine voting members is the oldest
Lutheran church organization in Beloit. This congregation has been affiliated with the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America since its organization.
At first it was served chiefly by pastors from Orfordville, Wis., who spoke
Norwegian, but has gradually adopted English in its Sunday school work and then in public services. The morning and evening services are conducted alternately in the Norwegian and English languages. The church building, situated on Bluff street, near St. Lawrence avenue, was erected in 1876. The commodious parsonage, 928 Bluff street, was built in 1904. Including men, women and children, the church has at present (1908) a membership of 617 souls.
The succession of pastors has been C. F. MAGELSON, 1871 to 1880; T. K.
THORVILDSEN, 1880 to 1890; L. SCHERVEN, 1890 to 1894; G. A. GULLIXON, 1894 to 1902. The present pastor, J. Edward HEGG, came in 1902.
[Source: Rock County, Wisconsin: A new history of it's cities, villages, etc., Vol. I, by William Fiske Brown (editor-in-chief); ©1908 C. F. Cooper, Chicago, IL; p. 276]

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