United Church of Christ (Milford, Neb.) [RG2933.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG2933.AM:  United Church of Christ (Milford, Neb.)



Records:  1874-1970

Milford, Seward County, Neb.:  United Church of Christ

Size:  1 reel of microfilm



HISTORICAL NOTE



The United Church of Christ, West Blue Pct., near Milford, Nebraska was organized in 1874 with twelve charter members. The original name of the church was the Evangelische Friedens Gemeinde am West Blue, Nebraska (Peace Evangelical Congregation at West Blue). In 1934, the West Blue Church was renamed the Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church, and in 1964, was incorporated as the United Church of Christ.



The first church building was constructed in 1875 at a cost of $450. The first pastor was the Rev. Johann P. Welch who served the congregation for 21 years. A new church was built in 1887-1888, at a cost of $2,200, and dedicated on April 22, 1888. Physical improvements have continued throughout the years. The congregation observed its 75th Anniversary on October 16, 1949 and its 90th Anniversary on October, 25 1964.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection of records of the United Church of Christ, Milford, Nebraska, consists of one reel of microfilm containing one volume dating from 1874-1970. The records relate to the church activities, 1874-1970 and include baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, and the Church constitution and by-laws.



DESCRIPTION



Reel 1

Volume




    1. Church Record, 1874-1970 (Includes Baptisms, Marriages, Confirmations, Communicants, Deaths, Special Offerings, and Constitution and By-laws)



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Germans in Nebraska

Milford (Neb.) — Churches

Seward County (Neb.) — Churches

United Church of Christ in Nebraska

United Church of Christ (Milford, Neb.)



 



Revised 07-27-2009   TMM

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