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RG3982.AM:  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Benton Precinct, Nemaha County, Neb.)



Records:  1884-1950

Benton Precinct, Nemaha County, Neb.:  Lutheran church

Size:  1 reel of microfilm



HISTORICAL NOTE



St. Paul’s Lutheran Church was founded in 1884 under the guidance of Rev. A.W. Bergt. The church was built fourteen miles southwest of Auburn in Benton Precinct, Nemaha County, Nebraska. St. Paul’s joined the Missouri Synod in 1921. Records show that a total of twelve pastors served the church until it disbanded in 1952.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection of records of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Benton Precinct, Nemaha County, Nebraska, consists of one volume on one reel of microfilm designated as one series: 1) Church Register, 1884-1950.



This material relates to the religious events and activities of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Benton Precinct, Nemaha County, Nebraska. The Church Register, 1884-1950, provides a listing of the church’s “membership of souls,” 1936; and information on baptisms, 1884-1950; confirmations, 1889-1950; communions, 1886-1943; marriages, 1886-1950; burials, 1887-1948; and a church chronicle. Information about the individuals involved in ceremonies of baptism, confirmation, communion, or marriage includes birthdates, date of baptism, names of parents, witnesses, and text of scripture used. The burial records also show the death and burial dates, the individual’s age, cause of death, and surviving relatives. Subject headings are in German, as is the church chronicle at the end of the book.



The collection was loaned for microfilming in December of 1979.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Church Register, 1884-1950



Reel 1

Volume




  1. Includes a listing of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church “membership of souls,” 1936; also provides information about baptisms, 1884-1950; confirmations, 1889-1950; communions, 1886-1943; marriages, 1886-1950; burials, 1887-1948; and a church chronicle



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Auburn (Neb.) — Churches

Benton (Neb.) — Churches

German Lutheran Church in Nebraska

Germans in Nebraska

Lutheran Church in Nebraska

Nemaha County (Neb.) — Churches

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Benton Precinct, Nemaha County, Neb.)



 



Revised 06-08-2009   TMM