The following is a brief description of Butler Lutheran Church, Butler, Day County South Dakota.
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Butler Lutheran Church, Sixtieth Anniversary, 1880-1946, Butler, S.D.
Ebenezer congregations organized 1886 by Rev. I. J. Skrondal and Faith congregations organized 1889 by Rev. David Lebahn. Joint business meeting held March 19, 1934 and congregations formally united August 5, 1934 holding services at Faith Church and renamed in November 1934 to Butler Lutheran Congregation.
First services were held in homes and then in schoolhouse of District No. 13.
First baptism was Mrs. N. O. Nelson (Anna Kvam) on December 29, 1885.
First marriage is that of Bertinius Aadsen to Olava Serine Peterson, October 7, 1888.
First confirmation class held April 28, 1889 with one member, Ingeborg Nilsen Udal.
Ladies Aid organized Summer 1892.
Church built 1900.
Mr. and Mrs. Knut Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Kristen N. Boe
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Flattum Mr. and Mrs. Anders L. Haug
Mr. and Mrs. Johannes Halverson Mr. and Mrs. Knut Kvam
Mr. and Mrs. Hans P. Lange Johannes Leegard
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Mikkelson Mr. and Mrs. Ole N. Norby
Mr. and Mrs. Joakin Overgaard Mr. and Mrs. Bernt Overgaard
Rev. I. J. Skrondal 1886-1889
Rev. T. A. Gunnarson 1889-1892
Rev. J. U. Pederson 1892-1903
Rev. M. Mickelson 1903-1906
Rev. C. J. Fylling 1906-1914
Rev. L. O. Sunde 1915-1919
Rev. K. J. Arne 1919-1923
Rev. G. O. Gronseth 1923-1926
Rev. J. E. Jorgenson (temp) 1926-1927
Rev. L. J. Scheie 1927-1934
Rev. E. W. Rossing 1934-1937
First baptism was Emil Herr on February 7, 1886. He was also the first confirmed and married.
Church was built 1906.
Ladies Aid organized 1924.
Christ Binder Ernest Binder
Karl Binder Jacob Buchele
John Buehler Mrs. William Buehler
Jacob Buhler Karl Deuschele
Edward Esche Fredrick Franke
Jacob Hassinger Ernest Herr
Fredrick Herr William Herr
Mrs. Fritz Krueger Karl Krueger
Richard Krueger Fred Link
Ursule Link Karl Mengert
John Schmid Kathrina Schmid
William Tohm Charley Vehe
John L. Vehe Christ Wein
Daniel Witt John Zimmerman
Rev. Metz 1885-
Rev. Lebahn -1892
Rev. Hageman -1892
Rev. Hummel 1892-1897
Rev. Wunderlick 1897-1901
Rev. Huth 1901-1903
Rev. Peithman 1903-1912
Rev. Streich 1912-1915
Rev. Schult 1915-1921
Rev. Rath 1922-1930
Rev. Mueller 1930-1934
Butler Lutheran Church
Lutheran Daughters of the Reformation organized August 4, 1938.
Ordained as pastor: Palmer Loken on October 21, 1945
Rev. E. W. Rossing 1934-1937
Rev. L. J. Odland (temp.) 1937-1937
Rev. E. O. Ellefson 1937-1943
Rev. Stenseth (temp) 1943-1944
Rev. O. S. Hoven 1944-