This shows Elbe as a booming little town. You can see the Elbe shop tucked between the grocery and the hardware store, as well Adam Sachs’ home up on the hilltop behind.
Mr. Hardy owned the stores. On the far left is R. John Bloom leaning on fence, Rev. and Mrs. Karl Kilian are standing next to him.
Karl Kilian was an early and beloved Lutheran missionary who designed the little Elbe Church. He served there from 1906 to 1935. Although he has been gone for many years, his church is still in use.
Information and photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
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