Jesse Knight, the patriiarch of Venice homesteaders who included his wifw Caroline and 15 children, in addition to settling i nwhat is today known as Nokomis but was originally called Venice,was the founder of the area's oldest church, The Venice-Nolomis United Methodist Church which will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2018.
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The first church in the greater Venice area was what is today known as the Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church. It will celerbate its 150th anniversary in 2018, making it the oldest church in the area.
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