Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clay and Becker Counties, Minnesota (S807)

  • 1872-1976
    Microfilm 

    Collection Description

    This collection consists of three reels of microfilm of the records of seven Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Clay and Becker Counties, Minnesota. The records in the 39 volumes include minutes of meetings, ministerial acts, treasurer’s records, and records of auxiliary organizations for the following churches:

    Atlanta Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Atlanta Township, Becker County
    Buffalo River Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dale, Highland Grove Township, Clay County
    Buffalo River Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hitterdal, Clay County
    Keene Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Atlanta Township, Becker County
    Lysne Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cromwell Township, Clay County
    Salem Lutheran Church, Hitterdal, Clay County
    United Norwegian Congregations

    Several of these congregations merged in 1921 to form Salem Lutheran Church, Hitterdal. Others cooperated by sharing ministers and having joint functions. Therefore, records of one church may contain information on other churches.

    Inventory

    Reel 1

    • United Norwegian Congregations, Clay and Becker Counties
      • Volume 1: Trustees Meeting Minutes. 1887-1921
      • Volume 2: Trustees Account Book, 1888-93
       
    • Buffalo River Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dale, Highland Grove Township, Clay County
      • Volume 1:
        • Parish Register. 1872-1921
        • Baptisms. 1872-1921
        • Confirmations. 1875-1919
        • Marriages. 1877-1919
        • Funerals. 1875-1912
        • Communion Register. 1875-1920
        • Members Register. 1875
        • Service Register. 1883-1918
         
      • Volume 2: Congregational Meeting Minutes. 1872-1919
       
    • Buffalo River Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hitterdal, Clay County
      • Volume 1:
        • Parish Register. 1885-1920
        • Baptisms, 1886-1920; includes transcriptions from Lake Park Church, 1875-90
        • Confirmations. 1886-1919
        • Marriages. 1888-1917
        • Funerals. 1885-1917
        • Service Register. 1886-90
        • Communion Register. 1886-1901
         
      • Volume 2: Congregational Meeting Minutes. 1874-1921
      • Volume 3: Ladies Aid, Minutes. 1913-15
       
    • Atlanta Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Atlanta Township, Becker County
      • Volume 1:
        • Parish Register. 1884-1953
        • Baptisms. 1884-1953
        • Confirmations. 1886-1953
        • Marriages. 1886-1953
        • Funerals. 1888-1953
        • Service Register. 1888-1953
        • Communion Register. 1886-1953
         
      • Volume 2: Religious School, Membership Book. 1896-1946
      • Volume 3: Religious School, Subscription Book. 1896-1947
       
    • Keene Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Keene Township, Clay County
      • Volume 1:
        • Parish Register. 1886-1958
        • Baptisms. 1886-1958
        • Confirmations. 1886-1951
        • Marriages. 1891-1952
        • Funerals. 1888-1945
        • Service Register. 1886-1953
        • Communion Register. 1886-1953
         
      • Volume 2: Ladies Aid, Minutes. 1916-30
      • Volume 3: Ladies Aid, Minutes. 1938-43 
       

    Reel 2

    • Keene Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Keene Township, Clay County continued
      • Volume 4: Ladies Aid, Minutes.1944-49
      • Volume 5: Ladies Aid, Minutes.1950-54
      • Volume 6: Ladies Aid, Minutes.1955-59
      • Volume 7: Luther League, Minutes.1952-54
      • Volume 8: Luther League, Minutes.1955-57
      • Volume 9: Luther League, Minutes.1957-58
      • Volume 10: Luther League, Minutes.1958-60
       
    • Hitterdal Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hitterdal, Clay County
      • Volume 1:
        • Parish Register. 1889-1925
        • Baptisms. 1889-1921
        • Confirmations. 1898-1921
        • Marriages. 1896-1921
        • Funerals. 1896-1921
        • Communion Register. 1891-1921
        • Service Register. 1895, 1925
         
      • Volume 2:
        • Congregational Meeting Minutes. 1889-1921
        • Membership Register. 1889-1908
        • Accounts. 1889
         
       
    • Salem Lutheran Church, Hitterdal, Clay County
      • Volume 1: Parish Register. 1921-54
        • Baptisms.1921-52
        • Confirmations. 1921-51
        • Marriages. 1921-53
        • Burials. 1921-54
        • Communion Register. 1921-53
        • Service Register. 1921-52
         
      • Volume 2:
        • Parish Register. 1952-76
        • Pastors.1952-76
        • Members. 1954-?
        • Baptisms. 1954-76 (includes Atlanta 1954-76 and Keene 1955-69)
        • Confirmations. 1954-76 (includes Atlanta 1956-75 and Keene 1954-71)
        • Marriages. 1954-76 (includes Atlanta1955-66 and Keene 1954-60)
        • Burials. 1954-76 (includes Atlanta 1954-74 and Keene 1954-71)
        • Communion Register. 1954-76 (includes Atlanta 1954-76 and Keene 1954-59) 
         
       

    Reel 3

    • Salem Lutheran Church, Hitterdal, Clay County, continued
      • Volume 3: Congregational Meeting Minutes. 1921-76
      • Volume 4: Ladies Aid, Minutes.1948-53
      • Volume 5: Ladies Aid, Treasurers Book. 1954-62
      • Volume 6: Parish Brotherhood, Minutes. 1953-55
      • Volume 7: Young People’s Luther League, Minutes. 1927-34
      • Volume 8: Young People’s Luther League, Minutes.1935-43
      • Volume 9: Young People’s Luther League, Minutes.1943-56
      • Volume 10: Young People’s Luther League, Treasurers Book.1943-62 1943-2
       
    • Lysne Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cromwell Township, Clay County
      • Volume 1:
        • Parish Register. 1900-54
        • Baptisms. 1900-54
        • Confirmations. 1902-53
        • Marriages. 1901-53F
        • Funerals. 1900-53
        • Communion Register.1900-53
        • Members. 1901-41
        • Service Register. 1900-51
         
      • Volume 2:
        • Parish Register. 1954-76
        • Baptisms. 1954-76
        • Confirmations. 1956-76
        • Marriages. 1954-75
        • Burials. 1955-76
        • Service Register. 1954
         
      • Volume 3: Congregational Meetings Minutes.1898-1912
      • Volume 4: Congregational Meetings Minutes.1914-62
      • Volume 5: Treasurers Book. 1946-62
      • Volume 6: Ladies Aid, Minutes and Financial. 1944-54
      • Volume 7: Ladies Aid, Treasurers Book. 1922-52