The First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, WI

Written and Compiled by Alice H. Hawks


The centennial history of The First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa is indelibly written in the character and achievements of our founding pioneers and their spiritual descendants. "By their fruits, ye shall know them."

A centennial narrative can only focus attention on highlights in the panorama of one hundred years of faith and devotion.

To the Centennial History Committee, Mr. Andrew D. Passell, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Hawks, Mrs. Delmar D. Wensink, Mr. Lester A. Hafemeister, Mr. Walter H. Eggebrecht, and all who helped them, we are grateful.

Our greater obligation is to those who lived the history here recorded . . . We remember them with reverence . . .  They have shown us the Way to the Kingdom of God . . . Times change but Christ remains "the same, yesterday, today, and forever."  We are trustees of a faith for the ages. "Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, . . . let us run with patience the race which is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith."

Henry James Lee

Copyright 1945



  1. History of the Church
  2. Our Church Buildings
  3. The Women's Part
  4. The Sunday School
  5. In the Shadow of War
  6. Roll of HonoróWorld War I
  7. Roll of HonoróWorld War II   In Memoriam
  8. Roll of HonoróWorld War II  Active Service
  9. Sketch of the Church  (From the 50th Anniversary Volume) J. M. Wheeler, Clerk
  10. Historical Sketch of the Church  (From the 75th Anniversary Volume)  G. D. Waugh
  11. Pioneer Days  (From the 75th Anniversary Volume)  Mrs. Emma Clapp Watner
  12. The Centennial Celebration