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RG6106.AM:  Zwingli F. Meyer, 1891-1981

Papers:  1960s

Crete, Saline County, Nebraska:  Methodist minister

Size:  0.4 cu.ft.; 1 box


Born in Missouri on August 12, 1891, Zwingli Frederick Meyer graduated from Central Wesleyan College at Warrenton, Missouri, in 1911.  He served in the Methodist church and taught school at Urich, Missouri for three years.  Meyer then attended the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, graduating in 1917.  He joined the Methodist Conference and served in churches at Concordia and Corder, Missouri.  He married Luella Rehkop in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1920.  Meyer transferred to Nebraska and served in the Methodist churches at Hallam, Eustis and Crete.  He retired in 1956 due to poor health.  Zwingli and Luella lived in Crete, Nebraska, until 1973 when they moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Rev. Zwingli F. Meyer died in Santa Fe on December 26, 1981.  Luella Meyer died on October 23, 1996.  Zwingli and Luella Meyer are both buried in Riverside Cemetery at Crete, Nebraska.


The collection consists of one box of papers containing writings and research materials of Rev. Zwingli F. Meyer.  The materials relate to his research on the Methodist Church and particularly German Methodism in Nebraska.  The collection was transferred to History Nebraska from the collections of Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Note:  Several photographs have been transferred to the photo collections.


Box 1


  1. Central German Conference

  2. Southern Lancaster and Northern Gage Counties in Nebraska: Stronghold of German Methodism

  3. Niobrara Mission (German Methodism in Nebraska)

    Salem Methodist Church, Seward County, Nebraska, Oct. 7, 1962

    German Methodism in Polk County (Vicinity of Osceola, Nebraska)

    Beginnings of German Methodism in Firth, Nebraska

    John F. Brahmstadt: A German Methodist Pioneer Lay Preacher in York, Cherry and Washington Counties, Nebraska

    German Methodism in and about Hallam, Nebraska

    The German Methodists in and about Centerville and Highland, Nebraska

    German Methodism at Big Springs, Nebraska

    German Methodism in and about Boelus, Howard County, Nebraska

    German Methodism in Scotia, Nebraska

    German Methodism in Eustis, Nebraska

    The German Methodists in the vicinity of Oxford, Nebraska

    Arlington, Fremont and Blair, Nebraska

    Three Methodist Fairviews in Nebraska

    German Methodism in and about Macon, Nebraska

    Papillion, suburb of Omaha, Nebraska, seat of United Methodist Church

  4. The German Methodists in Harvard, Nebraska

    German Methodism in Greater Omaha, Omaha proper and Papillion, Nebraska

    The German Methodists in and about Humboldt, Nebraska

    The German Methodists in and about Kramer, Nebraska

    Additional material on German Methodism in the vicinity of Kramer, Lancaster County, Nebraska

    Additional German Methodist material on Kramer and Tecumseh, Nebraska

    Salem German Methodist Church, Seward County, Nebraska

    Tecumseh or Long Branch, Nebraska, German Methodist Church

    Additional German Methodist material on Hamburg, Iowa, and Nebraska City, Nebraska

    Additional material on Big Springs, Nebraska, German Methodism

    Additional German Methodist material on Cortland, Nebraska

    Additional material on German Methodism in Martell and Sprague, Lancaster County, Nebraska

    See other material on Crete, Nebraska, for part played by members of German Methodist blood

    Additional German Methodist material on York, including Waco and Hampton, Nebraska

    The Changing Face and Faces of Arlington, Nebraska, 1869-1969


Subject headings:

Arley United Methodist Church (Kearney, Missouri)

Arlington (Nebraska) — Churches

Beatrice (Nebraska) — Churches

Beechner, Samuel, 1873-1962

Big Springs (Nebraska) — Churches

Blair (Nebraska) — Churches

Boelus (Nebraska) — Churches

Brahmstadt, John F., 1836-1913

Centenary Methodist Church (Beatrice, Nebraska)

Centerville (Nebraska) — Churches

Clatonia (Nebraska) — Churches

Clay County (Nebraska) — Churches

Cortland (Nebraska) — Churches

Crete (Nebraska) — Churches

Deuel County (Nebraska) — Churches

Dodge County (Nebraska) — Churches

Douglas County (Nebraska) — Churches

Epworth Methodist Church (Cortland, Nebraska)

Eustis (Nebraska) — Churches

First Methodist Episcopal Church (Friend, Nebraska)

Firth (Nebraska) — Churches

Franklin County (Nebraska) — Churches

Fremont (Nebraska) — Churches

Friend (Nebraska) — Churches

Frontier County (Nebraska) — Churches

Furnas County (Nebraska) — Churches

Gage County (Nebraska) — Churches

Greeley County (Nebraska) — Churches

Hallam (Nebraska) — Churches

Hamilton County (Nebraska) — Churches

Hampton (Nebraska) — Churches

Harlan County (Nebraska) — Churches

Harvard (Nebraska) — Churches

Highland (Nebraska) — Churches

Howard County (Nebraska) — Churches

Humboldt (Nebraska) — Churches

Joekel, Johannes, 1836-1904

Johnson County (Nebraska) — Churches

Kramer (Nebraska) — Churches

Lancaster County (Nebraska) — Churches

Lincoln (Nebraska) — Churches

Macon (Nebraska) — Churches

Martell (Nebraska) — Churches

Methodist Church — Nebraska — History


Methodists — Nebraska

Meyer, Zwingli F., 1891-1981

Nebraska City (Nebraska) — Churches

Omaha (Nebraska) — Churches

Osceola (Nebraska) — Churches

Otoe County (Nebraska) — Churches

Oxford (Nebraska) — Churches

Papillion (Nebraska) — Churches

Polk County (Nebraska) — Churches

Richardson County (Nebraska) — Churches

Salem Methodist Church (Clatonia, Nebraska)

Salem Methodist Church (Seward, Nebraska)

Saline County (Nebraska) — Churches

Sarpy County (Nebraska) — Churches

Scotia (Nebraska) — Churches

Seward County (Nebraska) — Churches

Sprague (Nebraska) — Churches

St. Paul Methodist Church (Lincoln, Nebraska)

St. Paul’s Methodist Church (Papillion, Nebraska)

Tecumseh (Nebraska) — Churches

United Methodist Church (Martell, Nebraska)

Waco (Nebraska) — Churches

Washington County (Nebraska) — Churches

Western Methodist Church (Western, Nebraska)

Western (Nebraska) — Churches

York County (Nebraska) — Churches

York (Nebraska) — Churches


TMM     02-20-2019