St. Paul’s Evangelical Country Church Cemetery

On January 13, 1868, the German St. Paul’s Congregation was formed. Mr. Henry Plumer, Sr. deeded 1-1/2 acres in SE 1/4 of Se 1/4, Section 26, Township 74 N, Range 43 W, Lewis Township, to the church for $5.00. He also offered oak and other popular trees for the lumber, providing members would fell the trees.

By 1884, the little church was outgrown and plans were made to build a larger one. It was completed in 1885 and still serves the present congregation.

The church has changed names several times. it was the German Evangelical, St. Paul’s Evangelical, which merged with the Reformed in 1934, then merged with the Congregational in 1957 and is now known as St. Paul’s Evangelical Country Church.

The church and cemetery can be found by going south on G 66 and turning at the sign pointing to St. Paul’s, on a gravel road. When you come to the “Y,” take the road to the right which goes west, and continue on the gravel road until you reach the site. The cemetery is on the east and south sides of the church. It is fenced and well kept.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Country Church Cemetery at Find a Grave.

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