Bethlehem Lutheran Church



338 N. 7th St.
WaKeeney, KS 67672
Telephone: 785.743.2005


Bethlehem Lutheran Church was founded by Volga German families on 31 October 1897.  They first met in the school house and then worshiped in the Methodist Church until 6 May 1906 when they dedicated their own church building.  This building was used by the congregation until it was destroyed by fire on 14 December 1945.  A new church was dedicated on 19 June 1949.


F. W. Mensing
Gerhard M. Bunge
J. Burkhart
Sherman Frederick (1936-)
G. C. Schaub (1939-?)
Klass DeFreese (1947-?)
Edwin J. Hirsch (1954-?)
Charles L. Hanson (1970-?) J. Glen Sandquist
Randy Gibbs



History of WaKeeney - 1890's-The Churches (skyways). Website no longer online:

"Our History of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in WaKeeney" from the 1973 Bethlhem Lutheran Church Pictorial Directory.