Buena Vista County, IA
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History of the Seventh Day Adventist Church
Newell, Buena Vista County, Iowa

The Seventh Day Adventists of Newell organized themselves during the latter part of May, 1908.  The organization thus formed was the Sunday school, and sixteen persons constituted the membership. Elmer Olson was elected the leader for the society, Flossy Atwood, superintendent of the Sunday school; Anna Peterson, secretary; and Mrs. M. L. Peterson, treasurer.


The meetings were held for several weeks in a hall, a vacant store building, and when that became occupied, the met around at the homes of the members.  Anna Peterson is the superintendent of the Sunday school, and Elmer Olson the secretary, the latter being also the leader of the society.  There is a present membership of nineteen persons.


Extracted from:  Wegerslev, C. H. and Thomas Walpole.  "Newell."  Past and Present of Buena Vista County, Iowa.  Chicago:  S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909, p. 176-77.