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Subseries 3. Congregational Histories and Data, 1885-1987

Scope and Content Notes:

In her dissertation Dr. Faires identified several major congregations in which she would examine: Smithfield Congregational Church (Smithfield United Church of Christ today), First German Methodist (now defunct), Zion Evangelical (Albright Community United Methodist Church today), St. Matthew’s Lutheran, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran, First German Baptist, and First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran. Located here is the treasure trove of information on these churches in the mid-19th century. Included are parish histories, copies of church documents and ledgers, as well as volumes of notes by Dr. Faires. The information between the churches is not balanced however, as there is significantly more information for some churches such as Smithfield, over others like First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran. Still, there is a truly staggering amount of information present, and anyone interested in Pittsburgh during this time period (circa 1850) would gain a tremendous information about the German-American religious community.

Box 1
Folder 78 English Lutheran Church, c1973
Folder 79 Evangelical Lutheran Church of Western Pennsylvania, 1943
Folder 80 First German Methodist Notes, Undated
Folder 81 First St. John's Lutheran Church Notes, Undated
Folder 82 First Trinity [Missouri Synod] Lutheran, Undated
Folder 83 German Methodist Members 1856-1859, Undated

Box 2
Folder 1 German Presbyterian Records and Notes, Undated
Folder 2 Grace Reformed Data and Notes, Undated
Folder 3 German Catholic Churches, Data and Notes Undated
Folder 4 Immanuel United Methodist Church 120th Anniversary, 1973
Folder 5 St. Paul's Evangelical, c1936
Folder 6 Pittsburgh Lutheran Planning Study, Undated
Folder 7 Pittsburgh Synod History, Undated
Folder 8 Smithfield: Records and Pamphlets, 1850-1930
Folder 9 Smithfield: Voss' History (German), Undated
Folder 10 St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church: Parish History and Jubilee Program, c1913
Folder 11 St. John's Ohio Lutheran Notes, Undated
Folder 12 St. Matthews Lutheran Church Notes, c1973
Folder 13 St. Mary's Catholic Data, Undated
Folder 14 St. Paul's: Memorial History (German) and Pamphlets, 1933-1971
Folder 15 St. Peter's:Charter, Membership Book, and Diamond Anniversary, 1885-1960
Folder 16 St. Peter's and St. Paul's Joint Pictoral Directory and Notes, c1972
Folder 17 Temple Baptist Church: Church History (German) and Anniversary booklets, 1913-1987
Folder 18 Temple Baptist Church: A Brief History, c1962
Folder 19 Trinity Missouri Synod: History and Data, Undated
Folder 20 Zion Evangelical: 125th Anniversary Booklet, 1968
Folder 68 First German Methodist Congregational Messenger, 1920
Folder 69 German Methodist Member List, c1869