St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (Tecumseh, Neb.) [RG3194.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3194.AM:  St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (Tecumseh, Neb.)



Records:  1894-1948

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Neb.:  United Church of Christ

Size:  2 volumes on 1 reel of microfilm



BACKGROUND NOTE



The early meetings of the congregation of St. Paul’s Church were held in the District 68 schoolhouse, some eight miles south of Tecumseh, beginning in 1894. Rev. Herman Krueger, Minister of the Evangelical Church of Steinauer, conducted services twice a month. In 1909 construction of a church building was begun, and the first services were held in the new building in April of 1910. Physical improvements, including the addition of a basement, continued throughout the years. In 1958 a tornado destroyed the buildings on the church premises, and a new church was built on the same site. This structure was completed and dedicated in 1959, in conjunction with the church’s 50th Anniversary observances.



The original name of the church was St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, which was changed to St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1934. Merger with the Congregational Church in 1957 resulted in the present name. Services were conducted entirely in the German language until 1934.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing two volumes of the records of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Maple Grove precinct, Johnson County, Nebraska. The records relate to the activities of St. Paul’s Church, 1894-1948, and include the Church Constitution, minutes of meetings, registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths, and financial records. Many of the early records are in German. The collection was loaned for microfilming in June of 1969.



DESCRIPTION



Reel 1

Volume 1



Church History

Constitution

Minutes of church meetings, 1900-1943

Baptisms, 1894-1947

Confirmations, 1911-1947

Offerings, 1929-1946

Marriages, 1911-1947

Communions, 1894-1943

Funerals, 1895-1947

Offerings, 1903-1929

Pastors’ Reports, -1943



Volume 2



Church financial records, 1911-1948



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Germans in Nebraska

Johnson County (Neb.) — Churches

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (Tecumseh, Neb.)

Tecumseh (Neb.) — Churches



 



Revised 02-25-2009   TMM

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