St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church


City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin

Courtesy of Carol

The Evangelical Lutheran St. John's Congregation was organized October 18, 1896,
with eight voting members. The first officers were: William SAMP, F. WEGNER and August NOHR. On January 15, 1897, a candidate was called. On this same date the congregation also resolved to build a new church. On February 7, 1897, the congregation was incorporated. With great joy and thanks to God, the new church was dedicated and the first pastor, Rev. H. STUDTMANN, was inaugurated on the 15th of August, 1897. The congregation now began to grow rapidly. Rev. H. STUDTMANN left in the summer of 1900. As successor Rev. H. WALTMANN was called. He also worked faithfully until the 25th of October, 1903, when he accepted a call to another field. During Rev. WALTMANN's pastorate, the parsonage was erected. Rev. H. WALTMANN was succeeded by the present pastor, Rev. Paul SCHALLER. During his time, a teacher was called. The present teacher is Mr. Z. RODENBURG, who is doing his work successfully in the school, numbering fifty-two pupils.
The congregation at present numbers 460 souls, 270 communicants and 75 voting
[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. 278]

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