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Historic Estonian Church gets Renovated

The Estonian Evangelical Martin Luther Church is the first Estonian church built in the United States, and today it stands as the only one in the state. Built in 1907, the building has fallen into extreme disrepair. But thanks to a group of Estonians from Chicago, it won’t look that way for long. The team has volunteered to spend their Summer working to restore the church…

Hidden Places: Estonian church slowly returns to dust

Hidden Places: Estonian church slowly returns to dust

Far from the land that incubated it, the little church stands quietly in the dale. Estonian Lutheran Church, a humble one-of-a-kind, was the first congregation of its type established in the United States, but it never had a full-time pastor and, today, lies forgotten in the woods at the Langlade-Lincoln County border near Gleason. Strike that. It’s almost forgotten, except …