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Sebenthal, Betty; Darrow, M.M.; Babcock, Vera; Kittleson, Ansel (ed.) / The Mount Horeb centennial book : 1861-1961

Part twelve: Churches,   pp. 83-90 PDF (3.7 MB)

Page 83

Prepared Under the Direction
by Rev. Ruben Mostrom
On September 30, 1887, the original constitu-
tion and by-laws of the church were adopted, H.
B. Dahle being the chairman, and 0. P. Syfte-
stad secretary of the first meeting. The consti-
tution was signed by H. B. Dahle, S. Thompson,
J. T. Mithus, L. H. Lewis, Tideman Gaarden, J.
Barsness, J. N. Dahlen, Elef Severson. Olaf Quis-
ler and A. E. Thompson. The first officers elect-
ed were H. B. Dahle, L. H. Lewis, J. T. Mithus,
as trustees; J. N. Dahlen, secretary: S. Thomp-
son, deacon and school superintendent. The
trustees were instructed to call Rev. Syftestad
on condition that he preach at least 12 times a
year in both English and Norwegian.
The second annual meeting was held in H. B.
Dahle's store, and the fourth annual meeting at
the home of J. T. Mithus, at which time a com-
mittee consisting of H. B. Dahle, L. H. Lewis
and Elef Severson was selected to circulate a
subscription list for a church. At an ad:ourned
meeting held January 25, 1890. the committee re-
ported that the people preferred to wait until
the East Blue Mounds Church had taken some
action in the matter. But all present were in
favor of building a church.
On February 7, 1890, the com
that $860 had been subscribed.
preceding meeting were held
Syverud's store. \ committee
B. Dahle, S. Thompson and L. H
pointed to look up a church site,
consisting of S. Thompson, A. E.
L. H. Lewis was appointed to as
of a church 36 x 50. 20 ft. high,
At the next meeting, March 7, 1
place, the committee appointed a
ing reported $1008 had been sub
Rev. Syftestad died February '
congregation called Rev. Vold:
meeting was held March 14, 189(
ported that the material for the I
would cost $1300. Rev. Volda
and declined the call, but agreed
rarily. A committee consisting
J. T. Mithus and M. Breum   %vw
prepare plans and specifications f(
and it was recommended that th
changed from 36 x 50 to 36 x 60.
was selected to supervise the w
ing the foundation for the chur
An attempt was made to purc
Church lot for a church site, bul
was decided April 18, 1890, to pu:
ent lot. Work commenced an]
rapidly that the next meeting,
1890, was held in the new church
ing the election of a permane
held, resulting in the selection
derson, who accepted the call.
ing decided to incorporate the co
the following were selected to sig
incorporation: J. T. Mithus. L. I
Dahle. On October 5, 1891, it wN
the church was indebted $1005, w
treasury. It was decided to pui
bell, and the Kvindeforening was
sist in raising the necessary fur
At the annual meeting October
mittee was appointed to look
cemetery. At this meeting it wa!
that an academy be started at
exactly one year from then the s
Thompson's Hall with P. 0. Str(
Bjornehy as instructors.
July 5, 1894, a meeting was hek
resignation of Rev. Gunderson,
accepted, with Prof. Biorn el

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