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RG3244.AM:  United Methodist Church (Trenton, Neb.)



Records:  1887-1976

Trenton, Hitchcock County, Neb.:  Methodist Church

Size:  8 volumes on 1 reel of microfilm



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Methodist Church of Trenton, Nebraska, held its first Quarterly Conference on December 4, 1887. At first the Methodists shared a building with the Congregational Church, but on October 4, 1888, they laid the cornerstone for a church building of their own. Until 1908, Trenton was served by a pastor who also rode circuit in the surrounding territory. In that year the congregation at Trenton became an independent station. An increasing membership required a new and larger church which was dedicated in 1926.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



These records of the Trenton, Nebraska, United Methodist Church consist of eight volumes arranged in four series: 1) Registers, 1950-1976; 2) Minutes of the Board of Trustees, 1905-1913; 3) Quarterly Conference Record, 1887-1892; and 4) Record of the Ladies’ Aid Society, 1888-1927.



Series 1 contains two volumes of the Register of members, officers, baptisms, marriages, and funerals from July of 1950 through August of 1976. A history of the church can be found in Volume 1, pages 131-137. Series 2 contains one volume of the minutes of the Board of Trustees, 1905-1913. Series 3 contains reports to the Quarterly Conference, 1887-1892. Minutes and membership lists comprise the records of the Ladies’ Aid Society contained in Series 4 for the years 1888-1927.



The collection was loaned for microfilming in September of 1976.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Registers, 1950-1976



Reel 1

Volume




  1. 1950, July – 1968, June

  2. 1968, June – 1976, Aug.



Series 2 – Minutes of the Board of Trustees, 1905-1913




  1. Minutes, 1905-1913



Series 3 – Quarterly Conference Record, 1887-1892




  1. 1887-1892



Series 4 – Records of the Ladies’ Aid Society, 1888-1927




  1. 1888, Feb. – 1894, Mar.

  2. 1896, Apr. – 1904, Sept.

  3. 1906, Apr. – 1918, June

  4. 1918, Sept. – 1927, Dec.



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Hitchcock County (Neb.) — Churches

Methodist Church in Nebraska

Trenton (Neb.) — Churches

United Methodist Church (Trenton, Neb.)



 



Revised 11-05-2008   TMM