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History of the Eldorado Freewill Baptist Church
The 1880 History of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin reports that the Eldorado Freewill Baptist church was established in 1848, one of the earliest of nearly 300 Freewill churches in the state: "The first sermon was preached by Elder E. N. Wright, a Free-Will Baptist, in the fall of 1848, at Cyrus Pasco's house." Other area Freewill churches were located in Rosendale, Ripon, Fond du Lac and Fairwater.
Records of the Wisconsin Freewill Baptist Historical Society indicate that a Freewill congregation was serving Eldorado in 1850 and was active through 1864. Membership ranged from a low of 9 in 1850 to a high of 42 in 1851. The Eldorado church was a member of the Fond du Lac Quarterly Meeting, and pastors over the church's 15 years included Rev. L. W. Lee, Rev. Edward I. Keevill, Cyrus Pasco (lay minister), Rev. A. P. Jackson, Moses S. Barnett (lay minister), Rev. J. Palmer and Rev. L. M. Lee:
YEAR PASTOR MEMBERSHIP 1850 L. W. Lee 9 1851 Edward I. Keevill 42 1851 L. W. Lee 42 1852 Edward I. Keevill 38 1852 Cyrus Pasco 38 1853 A. P. Jackson 29 1853 Moses S. Barnett 29 1854 Unk Unk 1855 Moses S. Barnett 18 1856 Moses S. Barnett 20 1857 Moses S. Barnett 31 1858 Unk 38 1859 J. Palmer 45 1860 J. Palmer 28 1861 Unk 28 1862 L. M. Lee 16 1863 L. M. Lee 16 1864 Unk 16
The records of the church and the church's burial ground are unknown. Also unknown is the location the church used for its immersion baptisms.