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ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH. Founded in 1907, St. Matthew German Evangelical Lutheran was a "daughter church" of ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH. (1) In 1907 the church was able to purchase a pipe organ after the young people of the church raised $1,000 and a matching gift was received from famed philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. (20

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1. Nevans-Pederson, Mary. "Faith Performs An Important Role From Dubuque's Earliest Days," Telegraph Herald, November 10, 2008, p. 22

2. "Receives Big Gift from Mr. Carnegie," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, December 14, 1913, p. 17