This quaint church seats up to 100 guests
Built for a Community
In 1907, the Markerville Lutheran Church was built; most Icelanders belong to the Lutheran faith.
In 1902, Reverend Petur Hjalmsson arrived & became the only full-time resident minister until he passed away in 1950. Of Icelandic origins, the Reverend and his wife lived on a small farm north of Markerville, as was done in Iceland. The farm provided the Hjalmsson's with a living wage as the church donations were small.
Petur Hjalmsson & Stephan G. Stephansson did not see eye to eye on many issues which resulted in Stephan creating his own cemetery, the Christinsson Cemetery.