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RG3219.AM:  First Congregational Church (Grant, Neb.)

Records:  1887-1970

Grant, Perkins County, Neb.:  Congregational church

Size:  2 reels of microfilm and 1 folder


The First Congregational Church of Grant, Nebraska was organized on September 10, 1887 in the law office of Phillips and Batman under the guidance of Rev. J.A. Thome, minister of the nearby Congregational Church of Ogallala. Reverend Thome had previously held regular church services in Grant regularly for approximately one year. A council of the Congregational churches approved the proceedings of the Grant organization and received the newly formed church into the Congregational body on November 20, 1887. During the following summer, the first church building was constructed in Grant and dedicated on October 31, 1888. The present structure was erected in 1926.


This collection consists of two reels of microfilm and one folder of records of the First Congregational Church of Grant, Nebraska, and is arranged in six series: (1) General Correspondence, 1949-1970; 2) Church Registers, 1887-1970; 3) Records of the Ladies Aid Society, 1893-1902; 4) Annual Reports, 1887-1969; 5) Church History, 1887-1969; and 6) Miscellany.

The records relate to the history and activities of the First Congregational Church of Grant, Nebraska, 1887-1970. The bulk of the material consists of Church registers that include rosters of Pastors, church officers, deaths, baptisms, membership, and business and financial records. The majority of records were loaned for microfilming in March of 1971. The folder containing church bulletins is not available for interlibrary loan.


Series 1 – General Correspondence, 1949-1970

Reel 1

Letters and documents concerning dismissals and transferrals of membership, and resignations and retirements of Pastors

Series 2 – Church Registers, 1887-1920

Reel 1


  1. 1887-1920; includes pastors, members, church statistics, officers, marriages, baptisms, deaths, business records, minutes and reports

Series 3 – Records of the Ladies Aid Society, 1893-1902

Reel 1


  1. Constitution, memberships and reports

Series 4 – Annual Reports, 1940-1970

Reel 2

Yearly reports of nominating committee, Sunday School Supt., treasurer and officers

Series 5 – Church History, 1887-1969

Reel 2


  1. “A Story of the First Congregational Church, Grant, Nebraska: From It’s Inception, September 10, 1887 to the Present Day (April, 1969) containing copies of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, programs and bulletins”

Series 6 – Miscellany

Reel 2

Dedication programs, 1964, and undated

Box 1


  1. Bulletins, 1940-1942



Congregational Church in Nebraska

First Congregational Church (Grant, Neb.)

Grant (Neb.) — Churches

Perkins County (Neb.) — Churches


Revised 06-17-2009   TMM