This Day in History: 1824-07-04

First Lutheran Church formed

The first constitution was adopted July 4, 1824 when the congregation assumed the name (as translated into English) “The United Reformed and Lutheran Church of Dansville”. Although the Reformed and Lutheran groups worshiped and worked together, each elected its own council and kept separate records. The first Lutherans Church, St. Jacob’s, was built in 1826. Prior to building that church the Dansville congregations (German and English) met in a log school-house. The Church was centered on an early indian burial ground. And it’s said that the stones of an indian burial mound were used in the foundation of St. Jacob’s Church.