WRL-94: First Danish Seminary

© Photographed September 9, 2016
Erected 1972 by Polk County Historical Society
Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin
45° 34.088′ N, 92° 30.577′ W
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FIRST DANISH SEMINARY
On February 13, 1887, the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America established its first seminary on this site with Pastor Thorvald Helveg as President, assisted by Pastor Jens Pederson and a layman, J.P. Petersen. In 1888 Pastor P.S. Vig succeeded Pastor Pedersen. Eleven to fifteen students attended each year of its operation. Factional strife within the synod forced the closing of the seminary in 1892.
The marker is located on northbound 170th Street, between 240th Avenue (to the south) and County Highway N / Wisconsin Highway 250, at or near

This marker and location are included in the Wisconsin Registered Landmarks program (1964-1973).

See also, Site of West Denmark Seminary 1887-1893, also at this location. 

 The marker is at the base of the bell pole.


 The location is also the site of the West Denmark Seminary.

 The marker is at the West Denmark Parish Hall.




West Denmark is an unincorporated community
located in the town of Luck, Wisconsin.

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