Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Our Savior's Lutheran Church (or Vor Frelsers norsk evangelisk lutherske menighet), a Norwegian Synod congregation, was organized on January 18, 1858. Its original building (pictured above) was constructed in 1859 at May and Erie Streets. Dedication was held March 27, 1859. On October 5, 1873 a second structure (pictured below) at that location was dedicated.
In 1888 a faction left Our Savior's to join Bethlehem Lutheran
In 1925 Our Savior's merged with St. Paul English Lutheran
and Bethlehem Lutheran to form United Lutheran
. In 1928 United moved to Oak Park, Ill. Pastors
G.F. Dietrichson 1858-1859
A.C. Preus 1859-1863
Jens I. Krohn 1863-1876
Ole Juul 1876-1893
I.B. Torrison 1889-1890
D. Kvaase 1891-1893
C.K. Preus 1893-1895
A.O. Johnson 1895-1910
N.M. Ylvisaker 1911-1917
H.P. Ausan 1917-1925 Congregational records
The ELCA Archives has microfilm of Our Savior's membership records from 1858-1911 on film #6, and 1858-1927 on film #898. Our Savior's original record books should be located at United Lutheran Church, 409 Greenfield St., Oak Park, IL 60302-1143.
Norlie, O.M., ed. Norsk Lutherske Menigheter i Amerika, 1843-1916
. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1918.
Miscellaneous pages from a 1958 history of United Lutheran Church, Oak Park, title unknown.