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"History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin, 1914, Past and Present"

Chapter  38 - Eau Claire Churches

The Epiphany Evangelical
Lutheran Church

(-as transcribed from page 524)

The Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Eau Claire, was founded in October, 1895, by Rev. Edward Sylvester, with a membership of about twelve families. The church, a frame building with a seating capacity of 150 was erected under his supervision at a cost of $1,500. The parsonage was built in 1900 at a cost of $1,200. In 1904 Rev. Mr. Sylvester was succeeded by the present pastor. Rev. Theodore Laetsch. Under his administration extensive improvements have been made in both church and parsonage, an organ valued at $1,200 has been purchased, and a furnace heating plant at $325. The basement has been enlarged and fitted up for use of the Young People's Society and for social purposes, and an addition made to the parsonage at a cost of $925. The total valuation of the church property is $10,000. Present membership fifty-five families, or 350 souls.

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