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RG4182.AM:  Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church (Benton Precinct, Nemaha County, Neb.)



Records:  1902-1984

Benton Precinct, Nemaha County, Neb.:  Lutheran church

Size:  1 reel of microfilm



HISTORICAL NOTE



Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized on July 6, 1902, in rural Benton Precinct in the southwestern part of Nemaha County. Its mailing address is Johnson, Nebraska. The first church building and parsonage were built in 1902. That church was burned and a new one built in 1909. A new parsonage replaced the original one in 1926. The old church was dismantled and a new one constructed in 1953. That building was heavily damaged by fire and rebuilt in 1959. Church services were conducted entirely in the German language until 1931. By 1947, most services were being held in English, and in 1956 regular German services were discontinued. This congregation is affiliated with the American Lutheran Church.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection of the records of Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church of Benton Precinct, Nemaha County, Nebraska consists of four volumes on one reel of microfilm arranged in two series: 1) Records, 1902-1984; and 2) Anniversary Booklet, 1977. Series 1 contains a register of members, baptisms, confirmations, and marriages from 1902 to 1965 as well as two volumes of minutes from 1902 to 1984. Series 2 contains a booklet with historical information about the congregation which was published on the occasion of its 75th anniversary celebration on July 10, 1977.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Records, 1902-1984



Reel 1

Volume




  1. Register, 1902-1965

  2. Minutes. 1902-1977

  3. Minutes, 1978-1984



Series 2 – Anniversary Booklet, 1977



Item




  1. “Martin Luther Church, 1902-1977; Anniversary Celebration, July 10, 1977”



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Benton (Neb.) — Churches

German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nebraska

Germans in Nebraska

Johnson (Neb.) — Churches

Lutheran Church in Nebraska

Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church (Benton Precinct, Nemaha County, Neb.)

Nemaha County (Neb.) — Churches



 



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