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(By Rev. P. H. Rognlie.)
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
On Sunday, April 8, 1888, Rev. Nils P. Xavier preached the first Norwegian Lutheran sermon in the schoolhouse in Morton, and baptized one child, Axel Herman E. Lundquist, born January 10, 1888. From that time Rev. Xavier made regular calls to Morton, amd likewise his successor, Rev. Parnelius H. Rognlie.
On February 16, 1899, the Morton Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran congregation was organized. Among those that first signed the constitution may be mentioned Nils P. Flink, John Anderson, Steffen Olson, Andrew Larsen, Hans Daasvand, Tom Thompson, Ole Syversen.
This congregation has no church of its own, but occasionally uses the German Lutheran church and private residences for their edification.
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