Our History

The church cornerstone was laid Good Friday, April 14, 1854.  The building was completed and dedicated September 30, 1855.

German and English services were given until 1918.  On Communion Sunday the morning worship was in German, the evening service in English.

An annex was built in 1900 and a three manual pipe organ was installed.  The organ was the Roosevelt organ built for Robert H. Coleman, the Iron King.

Two new wings were added in 1919.  In 1963, a west wing was added.  Throughout the years additions and remodeling has been done to the building.

Throughout the church are displays, in various cabinets, of artifacts from the very beginning of the formation of the congregation.  A quilt given to the Rev. Dr. Wolff, first resident pastor, from the congregation is on permanent display through the generosity of the Wolff Family.  Books recording the earliest memories and transactions are in the archives, along with photos of confirmation classes and church activities