St. Paul's church was formed in 1747, with the stone church you see today built in 1790 and enlarged in 1890. The land for the church was given by Millbach residents George and Maria Catrina Miller for the formation of a Lutheran and Reformed Church, "to promote Christian knowledge in the hearts of the youth and others". The congregations originally built a log church, but in 1790 the building had deteriorated to the point that a new stone church was built. In 1890 it was decided to enlarge the building, add a narthex and balcony, stained glass windows, and steeple.
Later an acre of land was donated by Michael Moore and his sisters for a cemetery. In our cemetery are the graves, dating to the 1700's, of local residents and veterans of every major war beginning with the revolutionary war. Many of the earlier tombstones are in German. And there is a tradition that there are several American Indians buried in unmarked graves near the Social Hall.
A tombstone from the late 1700's, written in German. Round marker notes he was a Revolutionary War Veteran.
In the 1960's we joined with the United Church of Christ
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