Guide to the Voegtly Evangelical Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1833-1981 AIS.1985.11

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections
Voegtly Evangelical Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records
Voegtly Evangelical Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
3.0 microfilm reels (1960 frames)
The records of Voegtly Evangelical Church contain church history, registers, bulletins, and cemetery records, 1833-1981.

Preferred Citation

Voegtly Evangelical Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, AIS.1985.11, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh

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The Voegtly Evangelical Church is a German-language Protestant Church Established in 1833 by Swiss immigrants to Allegheny City (presently North Side, Pittsburgh, Pa.). Named for Nicholas Voegtly, Sr. who donated the land as a site for the first (one story) brick church in 1833. Known in former times as the German United Evangelical Protestant Church, Allegheny, Pa., and later as Pilgram Evangelical Church.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Records of Voegtly Evangelical Church contain church history; 100th anniversary booklet; church bulletins; church registers, including deaths, marriages, baptisms, and confirmations; and Cemetary records including inserts; Reel 3 includes additional cemetery grave records that were filmed by the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society in 1986. They have been assigned 85:11, Reel 3, designation to keep them in close proximity to the records microfilmed earlier. These records give names, age, grave location (block. lot); in addition one may find lists of children's graves, and notes on internments.

NOTE: Records up unitl 1910 are in German and some registers contain lists of names.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, July 1988

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Revision Description

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

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


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

These records were a gift from Voegtly Evangelical Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1985.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David Rosenberg in July, 1988.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Dan Horvath in September, 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: 1382383

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection has been microfilmed by Archives Service Center and the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society from originals in the possession of the Detre Library and Archives at the Heinz History Center, 1985.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Evangelical Association of North America.
  • Evangelical Church. -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • German United Evangelical Protestant Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Pilgrim Evangelical Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • United Evangelical Church. -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Voegtly Evangelical Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).


  • Histories
  • Indexes
  • Newsletters

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegheny (Pa.)
  • Dutchtown (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • North Side (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Pennsylvania -- Church history
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Religion
  • Swiss Bottom (Pittsburgh, Pa.)


  • Baptismal records
  • Cemeteries -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Church records and registers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Ethnic groups
  • German Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Religion
  • Germans -- Pennsylvania
  • Germans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Swiss -- Pennsylvania
  • Swiss -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Swiss Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Religion

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Previous Citation

Voegtly Evangelical Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, AIS.1985.11, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Voegtly Evangelical Church (North Side, Pittsburgh, Pa.), Records, 1833-1981.

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Historical Materials 

Typescript History, 1958 321
100th Anniversary (1833-1933), 1933 1
Church Bulletins, 1980-1981 1

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Series  II. Church Registers 

Subseries  1. Volume 1, 

Deaths, 1833-1966 1
Marriages, 1833-1857 1

Subseries  2. Volume 2, 

Baptisms, 1833-1841 1
Confirmations, 1833-1953 1

Subseries  3. Volume 3, 

Confirmations, 1868-1956 1

Subseries  4. Volume 4-6, 

Baptisms, 1841-1966 1

Subseries  5. Volume 7-8, 

Marriages, 1857-1957 2

Subseries  6. Volume 9-10, 

Deaths, 1848-1873 1898-1956 2

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Series  III. Cemetery Records 

Volume 11, 1881-1927 2
Volume 12, 1907-1964 2
Volume 13, 1872-1911 2
Volume 14, 1925-1968 2
Volume 15, 1966-1967 2

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Series  IV. Cemetery Grave Record 

Volume 1, 1871-1919 3

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