First Congregational Church (Syracuse, Neb.) [RG4326.AM]


RG4326.AM:  First Congregational Church (Syracuse, Neb.)

Records:  1871-1914

Syracuse, Otoe County, Neb.:  Congregational church

Size:  1 reel of microfilm


The First Congregational Church of Syracuse, Nebraska, also known as the Taylor Memorial Church, was organized in 1871. The Congregation met first in a schoolhouse at Nursery Hill and in 1872 erected a small building in Syracuse which was the first church in the town. Rev. G. Davis was the first pastor. Various structures served the Congregation until 1907 when fundraising for a new church was begun under the direction of Rev. George E. Taylor. Taylor died before the new building was completed and it was dedicated in 1909, as the George E. Taylor Memorial Building. In 1919 the Congregational and Baptist Churches in Syracuse formed the Federated Church. After 1934 all meetings were held in the Baptist Church and the Congregational building converted to house the city library. In 1948 the Federated Church disbanded.


This collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing one volume of records of the First Congregational Church of Syracuse, Nebraska, 1871-1914, and miscellaneous letters and papers. The volume, a church register, includes lists of church officers and pastors, members received and removed, baptisms, and minutes of annual and special meetings, 1893-1914. A few letters deal with the pastorate of the Syracuse Federated Church after the merger of the Congregational and Baptist congregations. These records were loaned for microfilming in January of 1977.


Reel 1

Church Register, 1871-1914

Miscellaneous loose letters and papers



Congregational Church in Nebraska

Cressman, Abraham Augustine

Federated Church (Syracuse, Neb.)

First Congregational Church (Syracuse, Neb.)

Otoe County (Neb.) — Churches

Syracuse (Neb.) — Churches

Taylor Memorial Church (Syracuse, Neb.)

Taylor, George Edward, -1907


Revised 06-12-2009   TMM

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