Historical Images of Porter County

Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Date: Circa 1905-1915
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Kouts Centennial Book (1965)
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: The first religious services in Pleasant Township took place at the home of John Jones in 1836. Early services among the Lutherans of Pleasant Township were rather informal and changed from house to house. Later, services took place in the various township school houses. In 1882, the first church structure, seen here, was built in Kouts at a cost of approximately $1,000. The labor to construct St. Paul's Lutheran Church was provided mostly by members of the church. In 1908, a brick church was constructed across from the old church.

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