St. Pauli Lutheran Church

St. Pauli Lutheran Church

This is St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Almond Township, Big Stone County, just a short drive north of Ortonville on US Highway 75.

As I understand the explanation on this page, I think this church was built in 1896 after a split within the Norwegian Lutheran community created two new congregations with separate churches.

St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church

The grounds of this church and cemetery are in remarkable condition.  It’s clear there are some people who really take pride in this place.

St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church

Photos by Troy Larson, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

4 thoughts on “St. Pauli Lutheran Church

  1. I am a Thorson from Clinton with strong ties to that Church Thorson, Rasmusson , Lyseng and Moe family members that are buried there from late 1800s to as 1990’s …. I stop every time I go by … I have to stop its my roots… As much as Clinton cementary and Long lake just east of ST. Pauli Thank you for putting ST Pauli on the map …. just one of many proud Norweigns

  2. I was born two miles east of here 75 years ago and was Baptized here. My grandmother Rasmine, grandfather,Elias Lyseng are buried in the cemetary on the grounds here. Elias and Rasmine immigrated from Skrautval, Norway, in 1886 on the sailing ship Hanna Parr. the ship was dismasted near Limerick, Ireland. Knute Lyseng and family were early settlers in Western Minnesota. Jim, e-mail kenna@frontiernet.net is valid

  3. The church is still used occasionally by the Trinity Lutheran Congregation in Clinton (two miles north). In the summer services are once a month I believe (Christmas service there as well).

    My brother was married in the church two years ago. Amazing interior. If you want to see it contact Trinity Lutheran in Clinton.

  4. My mother Ellen Doris Mickelson was baptized at Pauli in 1912, parents were Martin and Britha nee Maristuen Mickelson. Thank you for the lovely photos of the church and cemetery. Would anyone know if a history has been written on the church and area?

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