We are three rooms of books, articles, pictures, artifacts, and other material ranging from the church’s German beginning in 1839 to the present.


Over many years, church members have volunteered as amateur archivists, spending countless hours gathering this information from many sources in many places onto our church campus.

We are a work in progress.  I am grateful for the continuing generosity of members who have brought something to include in the archives. Be assured, the material will be carefully housed for posterity.  If you prefer, we make a duplicate, and you retain the original.

Archive holdings are very extensive.  Often, the material is displayed or advertised in as many ways as possible.  Ideas are welcome.

The contents of the Archive belong to St. Paul Church members.  They are available to you at your convenience.  If you desire, please complete the Archive Request Form listed below to obtain information.  It is an easy way to communicate.

Thanks for reading!

Roger Henke, Archivist


From our Archives

For a fascinating review of the history of St. Paul Church, click below:



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