Guide to the Pine Creek Presbyterian Church, Fox Chapel, Pa. Records, 1863-1957 AIS.1987.06

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Pine Creek Presbyterian Church, Fox Chapel, Pa. Records
Creator
Pine Creek Presbyterian Church (Fox Chapel, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1987.06
Date
1863-1957
Extent
1.0 microfilm reel (1022 frames)
Abstract
The records of the Pine Creek Presbyterian Church contain historical materials, minutes of session and meetings, name indexes, and cemetary records, 1863-1957.

Preferred Citation

Pine Creek Presbyterian Church, Fox Chapel, Pa. Records, 1863-1957, AIS.1987.06, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh

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History

Pine Creek Presbyterian Church was founded in 1815, though Presbyterian services had been held in private homes in the area before then. After 1871 and until 1950s or 1960s the church was known as Pine Creek First Presbyterian Church or First Pine Creek Presbyterian Church to distinguish it from Pine Creek Second Presbyterian Church (later Wildwood). The early Pine Creek Presbyterian Church buildings were on Dorseyville Road but preaching services were shifted in 1892 to Point View Chapel on Fox Chapel Road. It is near this latter site that the present, post-1945, church is located.

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Scope and Content Notes

Series I includes photos, survey map, transcriptions of historical documents, including the 1871 Charter of Incorporation; Historical sketches of the church, composed at various dates and covering especially the founding years and 19th century history; Anniversary pamphlets for the 120th Anniversary (1815-1935) and Sesquicentennial (1815-1865); Quotations from former pastors; History of the Pine Creek Presbyterian Church, printed 1945; and a biographical sketch of former pastor Rev. J.H. Potter by Rev. David Reed Miller.

Series II contain Minutes of the Session. Volume 1 is followed by typescript Roll of Members, April, 1863, in index form. Volume 2 is followed by a register listing of pastors, elders, communicants, baptisms, and deaths. Volume 3 is followed by a roll of pastors, elders, deacons, trustees, communicants (in chronological order, but followed by an alphabetical name-index); baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

Both Series IV and V are indexed. Series VII containing cemetary records includes a map, plan of plots in the church cemetary; computerized alphabetical index and locational guide to burials and individual markers.

Note: Computer generated name indexes, produced for the church in the 1980s by Sherri Ihrman, follow and serve as finding aids to many of the Pine Creek records.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, August 1988

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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

These records were a gift from Pine Creek Presbyterian Church, Fox Chapel, Pa., 1987.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David Rosenberg in August, 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: 1378720

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 Pine Creek Presbyterian Church, 1945 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15238, 1987.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pine Creek Presbyterian Church (Fox Chapel, Pa.). Christian Endeavor Society.
  • Pine Creek Presbyterian Church (Fox Chapel, Pa.). Ladies Aid Society.
  • Pine Creek Presbyterian Church (Fox Chapel, Pa.).
  • United Society of Christian Endeavor.

Genre(s)

  • Histories
  • Indexes

Geographic Name(s)

  • Fox Chapel (Pa.) -- Church history
  • Pennsylvania -- Church history

Subject(s)

  • Baptismal records
  • Cemeteries -- Pennsylvania -- Fox Chapel
  • Church records and registers -- Pennsylvania -- Fox Chapel
  • Church societies -- Pennsylvania
  • Church work with youth -- Pennsylvania -- Presbyterian Church
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Presbyterian Church -- Pennsylvania -- Fox Chapel -- Clergy
  • Presbyterian Church -- Pennsylvania -- Fox Chapel -- Societies, etc.
  • Women -- Pennsylvania -- Fox Chapel -- Societies and clubs
  • Women -- Pennsylvania -- Societies and clubs
  • Women in church work -- Pennsylvania -- Fox Chapel
  • Youth -- Pennsylvania -- Fox Chapel -- Religious life

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Previous Citation

Pine Creek Presbyterian Church, Fox Chapel, Pa. Records, 1863-1957, AIS.1987.06, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Pine Creek Presbyterian Church (Fox Chapel, Pa.) Records, 1863-1957.

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Historical Materials 

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Volume 1, 1815-1945 331

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Series  II. Minutes of the Session 

  Reel
Volume 1, 1863-1894 1
  Reel
Volume 2, 1894-1939 1
  Reel
Volume 3, 1939-1957 1

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Series  III. Minutes of Congregational Meetings 

  Reel
Volume 1, 1866-1937 1
  Reel
Volume 2, 1938-1953 1

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Series  IV. Trustees Meetings 

  Reel
Volume 1, 1871-1947 1

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Series  V. Offering Books 

  Reel
Volume 1, 1874-1881 1
  Reel
Volume 2, 1880-1881 1

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Series  VI. Records of Societies 

  Reel
Ladies Aid Society Minutes, 1937-1944 1
  Reel
Christian Endeavor, Church Treasurers Record, 1936-1939 1
  Reel
Christian Endeavor, Minutebook,, 1938-1945 1

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Series  VII. Cemetary Records 

  Reel
Volume 1, no date 1

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