Days Gone By In Staunton


December 22, 2021

Thursday, October 6, 1966 --

HAMEL CHURCH TO MARK ANNIVERSARY -- St. Paul Lutheran church, Hamel, Illinois, will celebrate its 110th anniversary Sunday with special services. Rev. August G. Deichmann, former pastor, now residing in Edwardsville, will speak at the 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services/ Rev. Richard L. Bolen, present pastor, will be the liturgist. The church is located two miles north of Hamel on the frontage road along Highway 66 or Interstate 55.

In 1854 a number of Lutherans settled in this area, with some of the group coming from Pleasant Ridge near Collinsville. The Rev. C....

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