This cemetery has regular care and is in good shape. This rural church and cemetery are located about 6 - 7 miles north and west of Chaska, Minnesota, along Carver County Road 10, or 3 miles south and east of Waconia, Minnesota.
During the visit to this cemetery a groundskeeper explained some of the churches history. My understanding is that this church was used on a regular basis until the 1930’s when the congregation began to use the Waconia Moravian Church on a regular basis. At the present time the Zoar Moravian Church is still used on a semi-regular basis, specifically for Easter Sunday Services and Wednesday Night Vesper services during the summer months. To my knowledge both the Waconia Moravian Congregation and the related Zoar Moravian Congregation use the Zoar Moravian Church Cemetery for burials.
In the 1915 "Compendium of History and Biography of Carver and Hennepin Counties, Minnesota", edited by Maj. R.I. Holcombe and William H. Bingham, they wrote: ‘... The site of Zoar Church is the northwest quarter of section 32, and comprises two acres which were generously given for church and cemetery purposes by Mr. Rudiger. The first interment in the cemetery was that of the remains of Mrs. Fritz Rudiger, who died in 1856.’
This cemeteries burial monuments were transcribed during the spring of 2000.