Historical Images of Porter County

Present St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1965
Kouts, Indiana

Date: 1965
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, a wood frame building, was built in Kouts at a cost of approximately $1,000. The labor to construct the original St. Paul's Lutheran Church was provided mostly by members of the church. In 1908, a brick church, seen here, was constructed across from the old church.

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