Guide to the St. Peters Evangelical (Slovak) Lutheran Church, Uniontown, Pa. Records, 1887-1979 AIS.1980.22

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
St. Peters Evangelical (Slovak) Lutheran Church, Uniontown, Pa. Records
Creator
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Uniontown, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1980.22
Date
1887-1979
Extent
1.0 microfilm reel (252 frames)
Abstract
This microfilmed collection contains the records of St. Peters Evangelical (Slovak) Lutheran Church. The records cover the period 1887-1979 and include baptisms, confirmations, communions, marriages, deaths, anniversary booklets, and lists of council members and pastors.

Preferred Citation

St. Peters Evangelical (Slovak) Lutheran Church, Uniontown, Pa. Records, AIS.1980.22, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1894 in Connellsville, Pa., by the Rev. C. L. Orbach. A charter was granted in 1896 under the name "St. Peter's Slovak Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession of Connellsville, PA" A chapel and parsonage, located at 210 E. Main St., were purchased in 1896. In 1906, the congregation dedicated a new church on Porter Ave.

In 1918, the congregation bought a church at 171 Connellsville St. in Uniontown. The church, built in 1909, was formerly occupied by the Hungarian Reformed Church. By 1924, Uniontown had become the center of the church's activities. The state granted a new charter to the church in 1934 and the Connellsville church was sold in 1940. Additions were made to the church in 1969 and a new parsonage at 33 Wilmac St. was purchased in 1979.

Brief histories of St. Peter's can be found in Series III on microfilm and in the case file.

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Scope and Content Notes

The records in this collection span the years 1887-1979. Baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths are fairly well represented for all of those years. Other records from 1951-1968 include church council members and communions. Portions of Series I, Combined Church Records, are in Slovak. Series II includes a list of pastors, 1898-1965, as well as an annual summary for 1953. Series III consists of Anniversary booklets for 1969 and 1979 (75th and 85th anniversaries). Duplicate anniversary booklets for those years can also be found in the case file.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, January 1982

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Microfilmed by the Archives of Industrial Society in August 1980.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Katie Kirwan in January 1982.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Jamie Shriver in August 2003. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1384529

Existence and Location of Originals

Original records retained by St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Uniontown, Pa.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Uniontown, Pa.).
  • St. Peter's Slovak Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession (Connellsville, Pa.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Connellsville (Pa.) -- Church history
  • Fayette County (Pa.) -- Church history
  • Pennsylvania -- Church history
  • Uniontown (Pa.) -- Church history

Subject(s)

  • Baptismal records
  • Church records and registers -- Pennsylvania
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Ethnic groups
  • Lutheran Church -- Pennsylvania

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Previous Citation

St. Peters Evangelical (Slovak) Lutheran Church, Uniontown, Pa. Records, AIS.1980.22, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

St. Peter's Evangelical (Slovak) Lutheran Church, Uniontown (Fayette County), Pa., Records, 1887-1979, AIS Micro 80:22, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Combined Church Record, 1887-1950 

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Baptisms, 1887-1949 291
  Reel
Confirmations, 1898-1950 1
  Reel
Marriages, 1
  Reel
Deaths, 1899-1950 1

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Series  II. Parish Register, 1898-1968 

  Reel
Pastors, 1898-1965 1
  Reel
Church council members, 1951-1955 1
  Reel
Members, 1955-1967 1
  Reel
Communions, 1958-1968 1
  Reel
Baptisms, 1951-1964 1
  Reel
Confirmations, 1951-1965 1
  Reel
Marriages, 1951-1964 1
  Reel
Funerals, 1951-1964 1
  Reel
Annual summary, 1953 1

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Series  III. Anniversary Booklets, 1969, 1979 

  Reel
v. 1 "75th Anniversary 1894-1969 Diamond Jubilee" 1
  Reel
v. 2 "85th Anniversary 1894-1979" 1

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