Photo 16-MRE-13


Evangelical United Brethren, Church of Hope. My great-grandfather helped to build and name this little country church in about 1910. Located about 10 miles from the closest town. The E.U.B. churches and Methodist churches united in the 60s to become the United Methodist Church. It is the church where I was baptized, confirmed and married. My wedding was the last wedding held here in 1982. The church closed around and parts auctioned off in about 1985. The cemetery is still active. One time in the late 70s, someone stole some of the beautiful German made stain glass windows. They were never recovered and the never windows were a close match, but not as beautiful and rich in color as the original. I have many great memories and life long friends from the days when our activities were centered around our church. Services Sunday a.m. and p.m., Wed. night with a week of revival meetings each summer. Lost of tree climbing and pump-pump-pull-away after services.

In the graveyard the stone closest to the church is my Dad, Lester Aaron Nickel and right behind are the graves of my Grandparents Otto and Martha Hofrock. Please contact me by e-mail is you want more info. I was baptized and confirmed in this church and Mom and I sang many duets at Sunday service here, Many memories. Joanne Nickel Monaghan

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