Buena Vista County, IA
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History of the Danish Lutheran Church
Alta, Buena Vista County, Iowa

The Danish Lutheran church society was formed in Alta at a meeting held on February 22, 1880.  Forty-two persons composed the charter membership.  In 1887 the society erected their church building, twenty-four by thirty-six, costing one thousand dollars, and was built by subscription.


Rev. Amos Johnson was the first minister for the church.  Following him, the different pastors in succession are:  Revs. H. Jorgensen, H. Jensen, H. Knudsen, A. Kjolhede, H. W. Bonde, and P. Rasmussen.  Services are now held once a month.


G. Lauridsen was the first secretary for the society; Nels Christensen is at present serving in that capacity.


Extracted from:  Wegerslev, C. H. and Thomas Walpole.  "Alta." Past and Present of Buena Vista County, Iowa.  Chicago:  S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909, p. 162.