Concordia Lutheran Church
Concordia Lutheran Church was founded by Norwegian immigrants and their descendants from Telemark, Norway who had created what became known as the "Buffalo River Settlement" northwest of Moorhead MN. Many of the farms in the community were owned by distant cousins of the Heglands. Sophie, Alet, Bernhard, and Carl attended services at Concordia when they came to the Buffalo River Settlement. Leonard and his family also belonged to Concordia for many years. Larger image
In 1931, a tornado destroyed the original church building. A new church was dedicated in 1938. There are still family members who are members of Concordia. It remains an active congregation associated with the ELCA.
Heglands buried in the cemetery surrounding the church include Sophie and Ted Bekkerus and their son Harold; Carl and Evelyn Hegland; Allette and Elmer Grover and their sons Ray and Jerry and Jerry's wife, Ruby. A memorial stone was placed for Bernhard next to his brother's gravesite in 2007.