NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG4384.AM: Christ Episcopal Church (Central City, Neb.)
Central City, Merrick County, Neb.: Episcopal church
Size: 1 reel of microfilm
The parish of Christ Episcopal Church of Central City, Nebraska, originated from a visit to Lone Tree in Merrick County by the Rev. H.C. Shaw on December 18, 1872. Thereafter, he held regular services in the Lone Tree School House for St. Luke’s Mission. On August 10, 1873, a Sunday School was organized which met in the waiting room of the Union Pacific Depot.
In September of 1880 the mission received a donation of land and began to circulate a subscription to raise funds for a church building. Meanwhile, the parish of Christ Church in East Orange, New Jersey, donated a sum of money for a church to be built in Central City, Nebraska. St. Luke’s Mission merged with the parish in Central City, named Christ Church after its benefactor. The church building was consecrated by Bishop Robert H. Clarkson of Omaha on March 12, 1882.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection of the records of Christ Episcopal Church of Central City, Nebraska, consists of 1 reel of microfilm containing seven volumes arranged in two series: 1) Church Records, 1872-1946; and 2) Guild Records, 1888-1919.
The Church Records consist of registers of Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, and a list of families as well as a record of services held. In addition, the first volume contains a chronicle of events at St. Luke’s Mission; records of the Sunday School; and minutes of the vestry and congregation from March of 1882 to April of 1920. The Guild Records contain minutes and membership lists of the ladies’ guilds of St. Luke’s Mission and of Christ Church.
This collection was loaned for microfilming in January of 1976.
Series 1 – Church Records, 1872-1946
- Parish Record, 1872-1920, including:
Chronicle of St. Luke’s Mission, Lone Tree, Nebraska, August 1872 – August 1881, pp. 6-29
Minutes of Vestry and Congregation, March 1882 – October 1905, pp. 29-99; November 1905 – April 1912, pp. 112-149; April 1912 – April 1920, pp. 162-217
List of Families, pp. 100-110
Baptisms, 1874-1885, pp. 150-160
Confirmations, 1874-1886, pp. 250-251
Marriages, 1875-1876, pp. 260-261
Burials, 1874-1886, pp. 274-176
Members of Mission Sunday School, p. 310
Inventory of Mission Library, p. 312
Sunday School Expenses, June 30, 1883, p. 314
Record of Books Given Out, p. 316
- Parish Register, 1885-1906
- Parish Register, 1906-1946
- Record of Services, 1908-1942
Series 2 – Guild Records, 1888-1919
- Minutes of St. Luke’s Guild, 1888-1898
- Minutes of Christ Church Guild, 1905-1912
- Minutes of Christ Church Guild, 1912-1919
Central City (Neb.) — Churches
Christ Episcopal Church (Central City, Neb.)
Episcopal Church in Nebraska
Merrick County (Neb.) — Churches
St. Luke’s Mission (Lone Tree, Neb.)
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