Our History

There was never anyone named Fred who lived at Fredsville. The name is Danish for “peaceful rest” or “peaceful village.” The congregation first came into existence March 12, 1871, when the people of this tiny Danish settlement gathered and organized for worship and service. In 2006 we celebrated 135 years of ministry in Jesus’ name, for we have been blessed with heritage, vision for the future, and peace in the present.

Although we are always looking to what the future holds for our mission here at Fredsville, we certainly never forget where we came from.  We are proud of this congregation’s heritage and so we gladly share our story with you.  We hope that you will come and visit, and perhaps you too will decide to stay and become a part of this congregation’s beautiful history!