Buena Vista County, IA
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History of Immanuel Church
Alta, Buena Vista County, Iowa

In 1884 the people living about ten miles north of Alta found it inconvenient and impracticable to have their church relation so far distant, and therefore, on February 27, of that year, an organization under the above name was formed.  Shortly afterward a church was erected and the pastor of the church at Alta devotes a share of his time to the Elk charge.  This church is in a flourishing condition, and has seventy-six adult members and forty children.  The two churches work in entire harmony and are closely related.


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. 161.