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Zion Lutheran celebrates 100 years


August 17, 2017

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Zion Lutheran church present day.

Zion Lutheran Church will be celebrating 100 years on the Colorado prairie this Sunday, though the congregation can be traced back to the Spring of 1913 when Rev. M.E. Mayer of Burns, Wyo., was asked to come to the home of Henry D. Hillman to perform a baptism.

After finding other Lutheran families in the community, Rev. Mayer conducted four services in the Kraugh schoolhouse that summer.

The following September E. Hauer, a teacher, began serving the Lutherans in the Grover area and started services at Stoneham, Colo.

Hauer was replaced in September 1914 by Rev. W.C. Bekemeyer, who continu...

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