In "History of the Minnesota Valley"  by Rev. Edward D. Neill, he wrote: ‘... The German Reformed Church was built in 1873 on the farm of Diedrich Lenzen. He subsequently deeded the lot with two acres of land to the church, and a small cemetery was attached.’ (page 382).
In the "Compendium of History and Biography of Carver and Hennepin Counties, Minnesota"  edited by Maj. R.I. Holcombe and William H. Bingham, t hey wrote: "The German Reformed Church of this township was first organized about 1870. In 1873, Diederich Lenzen deeded two acres of his farm in the southwest quarter of section 10, half a mile west of Dahlgren Station, and a good church building was erected thereon and a cemetery established in connection." (page 237).