Präst Hus

Immigrant Hus at Gammelgarden Museum

Built in 1868 as the first parsonage for the Elim Congregation. Pastors L. 0. Lindh and Eric Hedeen and families lived in the Präst Hus which was sold in 1884 to Peter Magnus Nelson, his wife Lovisa Marie Petersdotter Nelson and their children, Josephine, Axel and Annie who was 13 weeks old. Annie lived in the house until she was 88 years old and sold the property back to Elim for $7,500 in 1970. This is the oldest existing parsonage in Minnesota.

Präst Hus at Gammelgarden Museum

Photo by:Carol Seefeldt Photography

The Präst Hus has NEVER been moved. For its day, this was a large, gracious home in the immigrant experience. It features 4 bedrooms, with a hand pump IN the house but had no furnace or plumbing. The house changed very little from 1868-1972. Hard wood floors were added in part of house during 1930's and also double hung windows and particle board on the inside walls.

Präst Hus at Gammelgarden Museum

Präst Hus at Gammelgården Museum

Präst Hus at Gammelgården Museum

Präst Hus at Gammelgården Museum

Präst Hus at Gammelgården Museum

Präst Hus at Gammelgården Museum

Präst Hus at Gammelgården Museum