Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (HM19M3)

Location: Egg Harbor, WI 54209 Door County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 59.825', W 87° 14.604'

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On January 18, 1889, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was formally incorporated. The congregation consisted mostly of German Lutheran immigrants from the district of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach who settled in the Jacksonport area. That spring the newly organized congregation started to construct a forty-by-twenty-eight-foot wood-frame structure using locally donated logs. The land was provided by John and Rose Anschutz, the foundation by Ernest Wiegand, the lime by John Flock, and a week's labor by Henry Anschutz. In addition, six hundred dollars was raised by the sale of cordwood, the area's primary cash crop. During the winter of 1890, the congregation secured bricks for a chimney and paid Hans Johnson to build the altar, pulpit, and pews. The interior lath and plaster had to wait for warmer weather and was completed the following spring.
HM NumberHM19M3
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number544
Year Placed2012
Placed ByWisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 480815 N 4982655
Decimal Degrees44.99708333, -87.24340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 59.825', W 87° 14.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 59' 49.50" N, 87° 14' 36.24" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6700-6848 Co Rd T, Egg Harbor WI 54209, US
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