Dexter (Iowa) Zion Lutheran Church

In 1871, three years after the founding of Dexter, a Lutheran missionary from Iowa City began conducting German Lutheran services in Dexter homes until they rented a building in town. In 1872 the congregation hired its first resident minister. They also bought 3 ¼ acres, where the first church was built in 1874.

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A brick building was erected in 1909, at a cost of $5,572, with a seating capacity of 140 people. Rev. Kurt Daib served the congregation for thirty years.

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The present building was dedicated in 1958, at a cost of $125,000, including a fellowship hall and eight classrooms.

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Zion Lutheran Church

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Source: 1968 Dexter Centennial history, pages 79-80

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