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RG3176.AM:  St. Paul Lutheran Church (Osceola, Neb.)



Records:  1903-1969

Osceola, Polk County, Neb.:  Lutheran church

Size:  1 reel of microfilm



HISTORICAL NOTE



The St. Paul Lutheran Church of Osceola, Nebraska, was organized in 1903, and services were held in the Presbyterian Church until 1908. The Rev. O.A. Johnson was the first regular pastor. In 1908 a church building and a parsonage were constructed at an approximate cost of $8,000. The congregation of the St. Paul Lutheran Church was predominately of Swedish extraction, and services were conducted in both the Swedish and English languages. In 1953 the Church observed its 50th Anniversary, and in 1960, a new church building was completed. Active organizations with the church include the Ladies’ Aid, Luther League, Women’s Missionary Society, and the Sunday School.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of five volumes of records of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Osceola, Nebraska, on one reel of microfilm. These records relate to church activities, 1903-1969, and include registers of baptisms, marriages, funerals, confirmations, and memberships. Also included are the minutes of the congregational meetings, 1959-1968, and the minutes of the church council, 1962-1968.



DESCRIPTION



Reel 1

Volume




  1. Records of Baptisms, 1903-1969

    Records of Confirmations, 1903-1968

    Records of Marriages, 1906-1969

    Records of Reception of Members, 1904-1968

    Records of Dismissal of Members, 1904-1968

    Records of Funerals, 1903-1969

  2. General Index

    Parish Register, 1903-1969 (includes birthplace, baptism, confirmation, nativity, marriages, removals and dismissals, and deaths of members)

  3. Minutes of the Church Council, 1962-1968

    Financial records, 1962-1968

  4. Minutes of congregational meetings, 1959-1968

    Articles of incorporation

    Constitution

    Pastoral Reports, 1959-1968

    Financial Reports, 1959-1968

  5. “Book of Remembrance,” presented to St. Paul’s Church on its 50th Anniversary by Mr. and Mrs. Otto B. Nelson. This volume records special observances and celebrations of St. Paul’s Church, 1953-1968



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Lutheran Church in Nebraska

Osceola (Neb.) — Churches

Polk County (Neb.) — Churches

St. Paul Lutheran Church (Osceola, Neb.)

Swedes in Nebraska



 



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