- The First Evangelical Lutheran, St.
Paul's Church, held its first service in 1873.
- Reverends DETZER and REINSCH,
who lived in other places, preached here on alternate Sundays.
- In October, 1874, the church was duly
organized with six or seven members by Rev.
- G. SUSSNER, its first resident
minister, who served some six months. He was followed by Rev.
Mr. SCHNEIDER. In January, 1877, came Rev. J. J. MEIER,
their minister for two years. Rev. W. BUEHRING was the
pastor from 1879 to 1886. Rev. G. KAEMPFLEIN served form
January 29, 1886 to April, 1890, and Rev. D. KOSHE, from
May 13, 1890, to the spring of 1894. Rev. R. EINSIEDELL,
beginning at that time, stayed until November, 1900, and was
succeeded by Rev. J. METTERMEIER for the next two years.
In January, 1903, was called the present pastor, Rev. Paul PICHLER.
- The number of communicants is now about
- The church building, at the northeast
corner of St. Lawrence avenue and Eighth
- street, dates from 1882. In 1905 it
was lifted several feet toward heaven and a commodious basement
was built under it, with some other improvement. The parsonage,
617 St. Lawrence avenue, was built in 1889.
- [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. 277]