Zwingli F. Meyer [RG6106.AM]


RG6106.AM:  Zwingli F. Meyer, 1891-1981

Papers:  1960s
Crete, Saline County, Nebraska:  Methodist minister
Size:  0.4 cu.ft.; 1 box


Born in Missouri on August 12, 1891, Zwingli Frederick Meyer graduated from Central Wesleyan College at Warrenton, Missouri, in 1911.  He served in the Methodist church and taught school at Urich, Missouri for three years.  Meyer then attended the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, graduating in 1917.  He joined the Methodist Conference and served in churches at Concordia and Corder, Missouri.  He married Luella Rehkop in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1920.  Meyer transferred to Nebraska and served in the Methodist churches at Hallam, Eustis and Crete.  He retired in 1956 due to poor health.  Zwingli and Luella lived in Crete, Nebraska, until 1973 when they moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Rev. Zwingli F. Meyer died in Santa Fe on December 26, 1981.  Luella Meyer died on October 23, 1996.  Zwingli and Luella Meyer are both buried in Riverside Cemetery at Crete, Nebraska.


The collection consists of one box of papers containing writings and research materials of Rev. Zwingli F. Meyer.  The materials relate to his research on the Methodist Church and particularly German Methodism in Nebraska.  The collection was transferred to History Nebraska from the collections of Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Note:  Several photographs have been transferred to the photo collections.


Box 1

  1. Central German Conference
  2. Southern Lancaster and Northern Gage Counties in Nebraska: Stronghold of German Methodism
  3. Niobrara Mission (German Methodism in Nebraska)
    Salem Methodist Church, Seward County, Nebraska, Oct. 7, 1962
    German Methodism in Polk County (Vicinity of Osceola, Nebraska)
    Beginnings of German Methodism in Firth, Nebraska
    John F. Brahmstadt: A German Methodist Pioneer Lay Preacher in York, Cherry and Washington Counties, Nebraska
    German Methodism in and about Hallam, Nebraska
    The German Methodists in and about Centerville and Highland, Nebraska
    German Methodism at Big Springs, Nebraska
    German Methodism in and about Boelus, Howard County, Nebraska
    German Methodism in Scotia, Nebraska
    German Methodism in Eustis, Nebraska
    The German Methodists in the vicinity of Oxford, Nebraska
    Arlington, Fremont and Blair, Nebraska
    Three Methodist Fairviews in Nebraska
    German Methodism in and about Macon, Nebraska
    Papillion, suburb of Omaha, Nebraska, seat of United Methodist Church
  4. The German Methodists in Harvard, Nebraska
    German Methodism in Greater Omaha, Omaha proper and Papillion, Nebraska
    The German Methodists in and about Humboldt, Nebraska
    The German Methodists in and about Kramer, Nebraska
    Additional material on German Methodism in the vicinity of Kramer, Lancaster County, Nebraska
    Additional German Methodist material on Kramer and Tecumseh, Nebraska
    Salem German Methodist Church, Seward County, Nebraska
    Tecumseh or Long Branch, Nebraska, German Methodist Church
    Additional German Methodist material on Hamburg, Iowa, and Nebraska City, Nebraska
    Additional material on Big Springs, Nebraska, German Methodism
    Additional German Methodist material on Cortland, Nebraska
    Additional material on German Methodism in Martell and Sprague, Lancaster County, Nebraska
    See other material on Crete, Nebraska, for part played by members of German Methodist blood
    Additional German Methodist material on York, including Waco and Hampton, Nebraska
    The Changing Face and Faces of Arlington, Nebraska, 1869-1969


Subject headings:

Arley United Methodist Church (Kearney, Missouri)
Arlington (Nebraska) -- Churches
Beatrice (Nebraska) -- Churches
Beechner, Samuel, 1873-1962
Big Springs (Nebraska) -- Churches
Blair (Nebraska) -- Churches
Boelus (Nebraska) -- Churches
Brahmstadt, John F., 1836-1913
Centenary Methodist Church (Beatrice, Nebraska)
Centerville (Nebraska) -- Churches
Clatonia (Nebraska) -- Churches
Clay County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Cortland (Nebraska) -- Churches
Crete (Nebraska) -- Churches
Deuel County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Dodge County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Douglas County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Epworth Methodist Church (Cortland, Nebraska)
Eustis (Nebraska) -- Churches
First Methodist Episcopal Church (Friend, Nebraska)
Firth (Nebraska) -- Churches
Franklin County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Fremont (Nebraska) -- Churches
Friend (Nebraska) -- Churches
Frontier County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Furnas County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Gage County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Greeley County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Hallam (Nebraska) -- Churches
Hamilton County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Hampton (Nebraska) -- Churches
Harlan County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Harvard (Nebraska) -- Churches
Highland (Nebraska) -- Churches
Howard County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Humboldt (Nebraska) -- Churches
Joekel, Johannes, 1836-1904
Johnson County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Kramer (Nebraska) -- Churches
Lancaster County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Lincoln (Nebraska) -- Churches
Macon (Nebraska) -- Churches
Martell (Nebraska) -- Churches
Methodist Church -- Nebraska -- History
Methodists -- Nebraska
Meyer, Zwingli F., 1891-1981
Nebraska City (Nebraska) -- Churches
Omaha (Nebraska) -- Churches
Osceola (Nebraska) -- Churches
Otoe County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Oxford (Nebraska) -- Churches
Papillion (Nebraska) -- Churches
Polk County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Richardson County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Salem Methodist Church (Clatonia, Nebraska)
Salem Methodist Church (Seward, Nebraska)
Saline County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Sarpy County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Scotia (Nebraska) -- Churches
Seward County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Sprague (Nebraska) -- Churches
St. Paul Methodist Church (Lincoln, Nebraska)
St. Paul’s Methodist Church (Papillion, Nebraska)
Tecumseh (Nebraska) -- Churches
United Methodist Church (Martell, Nebraska)
Waco (Nebraska) -- Churches
Washington County (Nebraska) -- Churches
Western Methodist Church (Western, Nebraska)
Western (Nebraska) -- Churches
York County (Nebraska) -- Churches
York (Nebraska) -- Churches


TMM     02-20-2019

Become a History Nebraska Member Today

Learn More