Buena Vista County, IA
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History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church

The Methodist Church Society of Albert City was organized about 1902, under the leadership of C. W. Flint, who then held the Methodist church pastorate in Marathon.  The society leases the Swedish Free church, and all services are held in this place.  The enrollment numbers seventeen members, and the officers are as follows:  E. A. Foval, L. Chamberlain, Ray Sprague, J. A. Pyles, and J. W. Doxsee, who constitute the board of trustees.


The Sunday school has a membership of fifty, with Rev. H. L. Case as superintendent, and Mable Foval, secretary.


The services of the church are conducted by Rev. H. L. Case, who is pastor of the Methodist church at Marathon, the Albert City church being included in the Marathon charge.


Extracted from:  Wegerslev, C. H. and Thomas Walpole.  Past and Present of Buena Vista County, Iowa.  Chicago:  S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909, p. 117.