Blog reader Jim Westby sent this photo of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, taken mid 1930s. The church was closed in 1932 but this appears to be a work day to clean the yard. Grass has been mowed on the side of the fence where the cars are parked and it appears the horses are hitched to a mower to complete the job. After St. Ansgars ceased functioning as a congregation, the building served as a township meeting hall.
Years later the building was torn down and this monument was erected:
(My husband’s grandfather Nels A. Hanson (1858-1916) donated the land for the church and cemetery.)