Vinland Lutheran Church, Poulsbo, Washington, Records, 1904-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Vinland Lutheran Church (Poulsbo, Wash.)
Vinland Lutheran Church, Poulsbo, Washington, Records
1904-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA 7a5_356 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Vinland Lutheran Church in Poulsbo, Washington.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Processing funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Historical NoteReturn to Top

A group of Norwegians living near Poulsbo organized this congregation on February 12, 1904. A school house was used for monthly services and Sunday School, and also for a Norwegian religious school each summer. Pastors were shared with First Lutheran of Poulsbo until 1941. Confirmation classes were a joint venture between the two congregations. Norwegian was the language used for everything until 1943. A church and cemetery were built on a two-acre site in 1912 and dedicated in 1916. The building was razed by fire on August 29, 1960. A new building was erected to which additions were made in 1979. In 1960 the congregation merged with Grace Lutheran of Poulsbo.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains a congregational statistical record, various letters, a congregational historical record, a Merger Study Report, a bulletin from the dedication service, a bulletin from 1968 and one from 1969.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder

Preferred Citation

From the Vinland Lutheran Church, Poulsbo, Washington, Records, OPVELCA7a5_365, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Lutherans--Washington (State)--History
  • Personal Names :
  • Brona, J. H., 1918-1921
  • Jergenson, Arnold, 1959-1970
  • Lunde, A. M., 1923-1929
  • Moore, Donald, 1971-?
  • Myrvange, 1943-1950
  • Randoy, Carl, 1955-1959
  • Slocum, Charles D.
  • Wogter, H. B., 1921-1923
  • Floren, 1929-1941
  • Nordby, J. Thorvald, 1909-1918
  • Sanvik, E. J., 1904-1909
  • Svare, 1942; 1950
  • Tiegen, Ragner, 1950-1955
  • Corporate Names :
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--Southwestern Washington Synod
  • Geographical Names :
  • Poulsbo (Wash.)
  • Occupations :
  • Clergy