Trinity Lutheran Church, Martinsdale, Montana, Records, 1891-2012

Overview of the Collection

Trinity Lutheran Church (Martinsdale, Mont.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, Martinsdale, Montana, Records
1891-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Box 5 File 2
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a3_115 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Trinity Lutheran Church in Martinsdale, Montana.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 2535357586
Fax: 2535357315
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

The second oldest ALC congregation in Montana, Trinity was organized in 1891 to serve the mining communities in the Castle Mountains of Central Montana. Services were held on an irregular basis, usually in private homes. The congregation centered in Lennep, a ranching community, and in 1914 a new church was built. In 1960 the congregation purchased a church, which had been used by the Episcopal Church in Martinsdale, 12 miles east of Lennep. The pastor from American Lutheran of Harlowtown and Grace of Barber goes to Lennep and Martinsdale to conduct services, serving in each community twice monthly.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder includes a congregational historical record and a 75th anniversary booklet.

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 Trinity Lutheran Church, Martinsdale, Montana, Records, OPVELCA7a3_115, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

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Acquisition Information

Transferred to ELCA Region I Archives. .

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Nesvig, Swanson, Nordquist, Emerson New Partners. Old Roots. Tacoma (Wash.) ALC, LCA, and ELC 1986

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Circuit riders
  • Lutherans--Montana--History

Personal Names

  • Hansing, Marlyn, 1954-1957
  • Mathsen, Raymond, 1948-1951
  • Taylor, Robert M.
  • Tverberg, Svein, 1941-1942
  • Vinson, Lawrence, 1974-1984
  • Wolter, Keith, 1984-?
  • Duame, Earl, 1951-1952
  • Foss, Virgil, 1934-1938
  • Gronli, John, 1961-1966
  • Halvorson, Richard, 1969-1974
  • Holt, Marvin, 1967-1969
  • Lucky, Carl, 1969
  • Neste, Theodore, 1957
  • Skatrud, Dale, 1957-1960
  • Thompson, Jersing, 1960
  • Thompson, Orin, 1942-1947
  • Tweeten, Irvin, S., 1939-1941

Corporate Names

  • Grace Lutheran Church (Barber, Mont.)
  • American Lutheran Church
  • Episcopal Church
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church -- Montana Synod
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History

Geographical Names

  • Lennep (Mont.)
  • Barber (Mont.)
  • Harlowtown (Mont.)
  • Martinsdale (Mont.)


  • Clergy