Eidsvold Lutheran Church, Somers, Montana, Records, 1904-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Eidsvold Lutheran Church (Somers, Mont.)
Eidsvold Lutheran Church, Somers, Montana, Records
1904-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a3_135 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Eidsvold Lutheran Church in Somers, Montana.
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

Eidsvold was established when Rev. A. E. Midtthuns was installed as pastor in January of 1904. For the first years, pastors came from nearby Kalispell to hold services. In 1905 a new church was erected and a Sunday school started. On December 18 of that year it was decided to join with the Flathead Lutheran Congregation in Kalispell, an association that continued for many years. Later the congregation became a two-point parish with Bigfork and was served by the same pastor. On February 7, 1965 the present church was completed on property, which had been donated by Henry Baldauf.

In 1966, when James A. Jenson became pastor, the parish alignment was changed and he served full-time in Eidsvold. The church in Bigfork then had its own pastor.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains a congregational historical record, a booklet from their 75th anniversary, a pamphlet about their pipe organ, a pamphlet with information about the church.

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 Eidsvold Lutheran Church, Somers, Montana, Records, OPVELCA7a3_135, 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 :
  • Circuit riders
  • Lutherans--Montana--History
  • Personal Names :
  • Alver, J., 1942-1946
  • Benson, S. C., 1920-1923
  • Boade, R. W., 1938-1942
  • Danielson, P. C., 1919-1920
  • Erickson, Leonard, 1963-1966
  • Nelson, S. G., 1923-1925
  • Pris, Wayne H., 1979-
  • Sandstrom, Dale, 1959-1962
  • Simonson, H., 1911-1913
  • Skindlov, A. M., 1905-1909
  • Aarestad, Gerhard, 1925-1931
  • Arness, A. M., 1914-1919
  • Bergland, Oliver, 1931-1935
  • Hestenes, Joseph, 1935-1938
  • Jenson, James A., 1966-1973
  • Johnson, Alton O., 1974-1979
  • Lasseson, L. O., 1946-1959
  • Midtthuns, A. E., 1904-1905
  • Onerheim, L. O., 1909-1910
  • Corporate Names :
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church -- Montana Synod
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Flathead Lutheran Congregation (Kalispell, Mont.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Somers (Mont.)
  • Bigfork (Mont.)
  • Kalispell (Mont.)
  • Occupations :
  • Clergy