NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG4180.AM: St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Yutan, Neb.)
Yutan, Saunders County, Neb.: United Church of Christ
Size: 1 reel of microfilm
St. Peter’s Reformed Church was founded on April 10, 1873, by German and Swiss settlers. There was no town in the immediate vicinity, but there was a post office at Headland, 3 1/2 miles southeast of the present site of Yutan in Saunders County. The Rev. Frederick Hullhorst came from Columbus, Nebraska, to be the minister in 1873, a post he held until 1907. Rev. Hullhorst bought forty acres of land near Headland where he built a home; three years later he rebuilt in the newly platted town of Clear Creek. During the late 1870s and early 1880s, he studied medicine at Iowa City during the winter months and became a physician to serve the community in yet another way.
The congregation met in homes until the Clear Creek Schoolhouse was erected in 1876. The cornerstone for the church was laid in 1880, and the structure was completed in 1882. The church was damaged in a tornado in 1913, but was rebuilt in that same year.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection of the records of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ of Yutan, Nebraska, consists of two volumes and four items on one reel of microfilm arranged in two series: 1) Registers, 1908-1984; and 2) Anniversary Booklets, 1933-1973.
The first series consists of two volumes of church registers containing lists of members, baptisms, and marriages. The second series contains booklets which give brief historical accounts of the congregation. They were printed on the occasions of anniversaries in 1933, 1948, 1963, and 1973.
Series 1 – Registers, 1908-1984
Series 2 – Anniversary Booklets, 1933-1973
- “The Sword of the Old Frontier: A History of St. Peter’s Reformed Church,” 1933
- “75th Anniversary, Diamond Jubilee,” 1948
- “Ninety Years,” 1963
- “St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Yutan, Nebraska, 1873-1973”
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