October 29, 2022

Immanuel Church (Lincoln, Neb.) [RG4163.AM]


RG4163.AM:  Immanuel Church (Lincoln, Neb.)

Records:  1891-1981, 2008

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  

Size:  0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box and 1 reel of microfilm


On October 23, 1891, a group of thirteen people met in Lincoln, Nebraska at the home of John Urbach to discuss the possibility of organizing a church. It was on this night that the group founded the Immanuel German Reformed Church of Lincoln, Nebraska. Rev. Edmund Erb served as the congregation’s first pastor. In 1978 the congregation voted to change the name of the church to Immanuel Church. The congregation has been in the current church building at 10th and Charleston St. since 1906.*

*The information in this Historical Note was taken from the publication, Ninety Years of Service 1891-1981: Immanuel Church, 10th & Charleston Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska, located in the NSHS library.


This collection consists of the records of the Immanuel Church of Lincoln, Nebraska. The records include two volumes and one typed list (on microfilm only) dating from 1891-1977. The two volumes are registers of members, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths from 1891 to 1977. The typed list is a compilation of names from these volumes with additional ones to 1981. Terms appearing in German in the earlier register have been translated into English on the list.

Also included are English translations (2 copies) of the German register. Elizabeth E.F. Hayes finished these translations in 2008.


Microfilm reel 1


    1. Register, 1891-1925 (in German)

    1. Register, 1925-1977

    1. Lists of members, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths from the two registers with some additional names to 1981

Box 1


    1. English translations by Elizabeth E.F. Hayes, 2008 (spiral bound)

    1. English translations by Elizabeth E.F. Hayes, 2008 (loose)



Churches — Nebraska — Lincoln

Germans from Russia in Nebraska

Immanuel Church (Lincoln, Neb.)

Immanuel German Reformed Church (Lincoln, Neb.)

Lancaster County (Neb.) — Churches

Lincoln (Neb.) — Churches


Revised 06-18-2008   TMM

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