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RG3022.AM:  First German Congregational Church (Lincoln, Neb.)



Records:  1889-1977

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  German congregational church

Size:  2 reels of microfilm



HISTORICAL NOTE



The First German Congregational Church was organized in Lincoln, Nebraska, among a group of German immigrants from the Volga area of Russia. Regular services were held in rooms of the Park School building from May of 1888 until 1889. The congregation was led by Adam Traudt, a student from the Chicago Theological Seminary who left his studies for a year to minister to the spiritual needs of these people. Under the direction of Dr. M.E. Eversz, the superintendent of the German Conference, a church with an adjoining school building was erected at 234 West F Street and dedicated on March 24, 1889. In 1900 the Rev. E.C. Osthoff and some forty families were granted letters of dismissal to organize the German Congregational Zion Church.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two reels of microfilm containing four volumes of the records of the First German Congregational Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. The records date from 1889-1977 and include memberships, baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, and communicants. The older records are written in German. Since the 1940s, English has been used.



The first two volumes were loaned for microfilming in March of 1966. The second two volumes were loaned in January of 1978.



DESCRIPTION



Reel 1

Volume




  1. 1889-1899 including:

    Baptisms, pp. 1-106

    Confirmations, pg. 110

    Deaths, pp. 120-149

    Marriages, pp. 150-196

     

  2. 1899-1919 including:

    Marriages, pp. 1-33

    Baptisms, pp. 176-299 and 308-332

    Confirmations, pp. 300-307

    Deaths, pp. 350-371

    Communicants, pp. 389-433



Reel 2

Volume




  1. 1920-1977 including:

    Marriages, pp. 2-24

    Baptisms, pp. 80-143

    Confirmations, pp. 200-206 and 300-312

    Deaths, pp. 400-412

     

  2. Membership Record, 1901-1942



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Congregational Church in Nebraska

First German Congregational Church (Lincoln, Neb.)

Germans in Nebraska

Germans from Russia in Nebraska

Lancaster County (Neb.) — Churches

Lincoln (Neb.) — Churches



 



Revised 05-29-2009   TMM