St. John’s hits 100-year mark

The congregation of the original Cornell St. John’s Lutheran Church (left), outgrew its Seventh and Bridge street location in the 1950s. The existing church, on the corner of Seventh and Thomas streets, was dedicated in 1957, and underwent renovations in 2017.

One hundred years ago, World War II was coming to a close. In the years that followed, history witnessed the Great Depression, the attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, Pres. John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Gulf War, the events of 9/11 and so much more.

The years have had ups and downs, but for members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cornell, one thing has remained a constant over the century.

Beginning Jan. 23, 1918, St. John’s had eight families, with the Rev. Immanuel Albrecht serving as their pastor. For the next 39 years, members worshipped on the corner of Seven and Bridge streets in a small, white-frame church.

See Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more on this story. Newspapers can be purchased at our Cadott office or Cornell office.

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