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RG3117.AM:  Christian Church (Unadilla, Neb.)



Records:  1873-1975

Unadilla, Otoe County, Neb.:  Christian church (Disciples of Christ)

Size:  2 reels of microfilm



HISTORICAL NOTE



The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Unadilla, Nebraska was first organized on June 22, 1873 with 21 charter members under the leadership of Rev. J.B. Johnson. Services were initially held in a local schoolhouse and later in a Unadilla store. The first church structure was dedicated at special services conducted by Elders J.B. Johnson and Cyrus Alton on October 19, 1879. After several renovations, a new edifice was dedicated on March 30, 1947 under the pastorship of Wallace W. Pomplum, Jr.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists two reels of microfilm containing 28 volumes of the records of the Christian Church of Unadilla, Nebraska, arranged in six series: 1) Church Minutes: 1873-1971; 2) Church Register and Records, 1908-1971; 3) Church Treasurer’s Records, 1914-1975; 4) Christian Women’s Board of Mission Minutes, 1885-1919; 5) Christian Women’s Board of Missions Treasurer’s Records, 1885-1925; and 6) Miscellany, 1873-1973, and undated. These records relate to the activities of the church, 1873-1975. Included are minutes and proceedings of meetings, rolls of members, baptisms, marriages, officers, and ministers and material relating to church history and financial records.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Church Minutes, 1873-1971



Reel 1

Volume




  1. June 1873-Jan. 1900; December 5, 1902 [also contains list of members, 1873-1889]

  2. October 1907-December-1933

  3. January 1934-February 1949

  4. May 1949-January 1955

  5. February 1955-November 1957

  6. January 1958-March 1962

  7. April 1962-June 1965

  8. June 1965-June 1967

  9. July 1967-April 1971



Series 2 – Church Register and Record, ca. 1907-1971, n.d.



Reel 1

Volume




  1. 1907-1971 [contains list of members, elders, deacons, trustees, clerks, ministers, baptisms, deaths and marriages; also contains special meeting minutes, August 23, 1908-February 13, 1913; and an undated church history]



Series 3 – Church Treasurer’s Records, 1934-1968



Reel 1

Volume




  1. January 1934-October 1947

  2. November 1947-June 1957

  3. July 1957-July 1959

  4. August 1959-January 1964

  5. January 1964-June 1966

  6. July 1966-July 1968



Reel 2

Volume




  1. August 1968-August 1972

  2. September 1972-February 1975



Series 4 – Christian Women’s Boards of Missions Minutes, 1885-1914



Reel 1

Volume




  1. May 1885–September 1901 [April 12, 1885 minutes and members’ attendance lists are at the end of the volume]

  2. November 1901-November 1907

  3. December 1907-September 1911

  4. December 1911-September 1914

  5. December 1921-June 1923



Series 5 – Christian Women’s Board of Missions Treasurer’s Records, 1885-1925



Reel 1

Volume




  1. June 1885-December 1891

  2. October 1907-September 1911

  3. December 1914-December 1916

  4. December 1917-December 1920

  5. July 1920-September 1925



Series 6 – Miscellany



Reel 1



Clippings, correspondence, church histories, programs, deed records, 1880-1881, 1892, 1934, 1968, and undated



Reel 2



Church Centennial History, 1873-1973



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Christian Church (Unadilla, Neb.)

Christian Church in Nebraska

Disciples of Christ in Nebraska

Otoe County (Neb.) — Churches

Unadilla (Neb.) — Churches



 



Revised 06-12-2009   TMM