Waseca County History Center - Museum and Research Library

The former Waseca Methodist Episcopal Church will be 100 years old in 2017. It began when two early Waseca churches united. The German speaking M.E. Church was organized in the county in 1858 with Rev. Frank Grechsenmeyer. Their church building was constructed in 1875. The English speaking M.E. Church met at the Odd Fellows Hall at Wilton in 1866, with Rev. W.M. Satterlee, who served the Clear Lake Mission at Woodville. Their church was built in 1877 at Elm Avenue and Fifth Street. The church was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve 1879. Services were held in the Congregational Church until the church was rebuilt in 1880.