This is the history of Elim, Zion, and Holy Trinity Lutheran Churches around 1981-82. Elim was a country church located a couple of miles northwest of Alvarado. Zion was located in Alvarado, a block east of where Bethlehem (now New Hope) stood. Holy Trinity was the chuch in Tabor. All were served by the same pastor.

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Families of Elim
7 - elim

Curtis Aas, Emma Aas, Rick Anderson, Sam & Vernie Anderson, Evelyn Bergman, James Bergman, Kenneth Bergman, Paul & Henrietta (Hank) Bergman, Jerome & Marlene Coulter, Shawn Coulter, James, Karen, Joshua and Jeremy Gowan, Adolph & Hilda Hagglund
8 - elim families

Agnes Hammerlund, Carol & Carol Hammerlund, Dale, Lorna, Robert, and Sarah Hammerlund, Jeff Hanson, Mabel Hanson, Ralph & Vivian Hanson, Randy Hanson, Arden & Sharon Hoff, Ellen Hvidsten, Duane & Gail Jacobson, Chris & Randy Jenkins
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Floyd & Bonnie Johnson, Kathy & Terri Johnson, Selma Johnson, Edith Lind, Gerda Lindroth, Della Lundeen, Andy Modin, Ruth Moen, Martin Nelson, Roland & Norma Nicholls, Elmer & Ethel Nordlund, Darrell, Cherryl, Brad, Tara & Erica Olson
10 - elim families

Earl & Beda Shane, Vera Smith, Freda Thompson
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Families of Zion
12 - zion

Fredolph & Anna Ahlm, Edward & Helen Anderson, Emma Carlson, Janet & Julie Carlson, Maynard, Sandra & Karla Dahlstrom, Mitchell Dahlstrom, Duane, Alice, David, Paul, Steve & Scott Ekman, Goffrid Henrickson, Edmund & Evelyn Huderle, Arvid Kleven, William (Bill) Kleven, Clara Kollin
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Gullick Kollin, Ray & Gladys Lautt, Tammy Lautt, Goodwin Lofstrom, Beatrice Lundeen, Kenneth, Delores, James, Wayne, & Amy Jo Malm, Kermit & Mildred Olson, Walter Nelson, Clarence Pearson, Arthur & Clara Samuelson, Edwin & Hilda Strong, Katie Strong
14 - zion families

Walter & Pearl Svard, Jim, Paulette, Amanda & Rachel Thompson, Norman & Evelyn Thompson, Jeff & Kim Vistad
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Families of Holy Trinity
16 - holy trinity

Glenn & Cindy Barrett, Clara Botko, Rev. Paul, Donna, Chrissa, Katie & Joshua Campbell, Maxine Docken, Clarence & Ruth Dvorak, Hulda & Leroy Ferencik, Robert, Mary, Roxann & Randy Ganyo, Susie Holub, Mark, Maribeth & Jennifer Johnsrud, Dale & Pam Kelsch, Millie Kleven, Elmer & Ann Kmecik
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Josie Kmecik, Robert Kmecik, Ronald, Sheila, Renae & Rachal Kmecik, Denora, Jerry, Jacki, Kristina, Roberta & Alan Knute, Jacki Knute, Jerry Knute, Kristina Knute, Eric & Karen Larson, Jerry, Nancy & Brian Larson, Ray, Irene & Bonnie Larson, Raymond, Sylvia & Lavonn Marek, Gene, Pat, Teri, Tim & Traci Palya
18- holy trinity families

Melvin & Dorothy Piker, Dale Pulkrabek, Harvey, Phyllis, Amy, Jane & Tony Pulkrabek, Julia Ritoch, Paul & Caroline Soltis, Roberta Votava, Marvin, Cora & Martin Jr. Zak, Vince, Joyce, Scott & Nicholas Zak
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