Saint Peter Danish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation

History

St Peter Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church

Founding

On September 6th, 1910, Wilhelm and Elsie Sonderup deeded two acres of their farmland to the newly formed Saint Peter Danish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Logan Precinct in Howard County Nebraska.  Enebrit and Gurine Johnson along with the Sonderup family were the founding members of the church. 

A church was built on this site along with establishing a pioneer cemetery. 

In 1950 the former members of the Church held a meeting to dissolve the Church. In 1951 the former members of the Church formed the North Logan Cemetery Association and retained one acre of land for the cemetery and deeded the other one acre to Henry Sonderup (son of Wilhelm and Else Sonderup) who was the owner of the farm land that surrounded the Church. 

The Church building was moved to Ord, Nebraska. 

The North Logan Cemetery Association is a 501-C -13 Non-Profit Organization.

Inside view of church

Resolution on October 23, 1950

Whereas heretofore on or about June 6, 1910, there was duly formed local church congregation and unincorporated church under the name of the “St. Peter Danish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Logan Precinct, Howard County, Nebraska”, under and as a subsidiary body of the United Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, a religious corporation duly organized and incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska and still existing under its present name amended name as “United Evangelical Lutheran Church”.

 

Whereas said church congregation thereafter acquired certain real estate described as a tract containing two acres in square from located in the southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼ ) of Section Ten (10), Township Sixteen (16) North, Range Ten (10), West of the 6th P.M. in Howard County, Nebraska and built on the West Half (W ½ ) thereof a church building and created on the East Half (E ½ ) thereof a cemetery.

 

On August 14, 1950 the Board of Trustees of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, a Nebraska religious corporation of Blair, Nebraska in a regular meeting duly assembled, that the action of the surviving members and of the descendants of the original members of said original “St. Peter Danish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Logan Precinct, Howard County, Nebraska”, formally dissolving said subordinate church and congregation of this religious corporation. It was further resolved that the action of the said group in incorporating itself as a cemetery association under the name of “North Logan Cemetery Association” be approved and confirmed. It was further resolved that the request of said newly created cemetery association that this body convey to it the East Half of said tract, including said original cemetery, and that the West Half be conveyed to said Henry Sonderup be approved. Signed by Lawrence Siersbeck, Acting Secretary with the approval of Hans C. Jersild Acting President of the Board of Trustees of said United Evangelical Lutheran Church a Nebraska religious corporation of Blair, Nebraska.

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