Guide to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, Pa. Records, 1863-1989 AIS.1990.01

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, Pa. Records
Creator
First Evangelical Lutheran Church (Sharpsburg, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1990.01
Date
1863-1989
Extent
2.0 microfilm reels (1031 frames)
Abstract
The Records of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, Pa., include lists of baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, and deaths. It also contains anniversary pamphlets and a church history.

Preferred Citation

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, Pa. Records, AIS.1990.01, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, Pa., was founded in 1863 by former members of the Evangelical United Congregation of Etna, Pa. The church, which served mostly German-Americans and used German as its official language until 1920, was originally located on Clay Street in Sharpsburg moving to its present location on Sixth Street, Sharpsburg, in 1889.

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Scope and Content

The records of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, Pa., consist of 2 Reels. Reel 1 includes three Record Books - 1863-1906 (in German); 1906-1946 (partially in German); and 1947-1989. The books list baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, and deaths. The 1947-1989 record book also gives the church's constitution and by-laws; and programs from their 50th anniversary (1913 written in German) and their 100th anniversary (1963) both containing a history of the church. Reel 2 consists of an English transcription of the the Record Book 1863-1906.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, May 1990

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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 First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, Pa., 1990.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Thompson in May, 1990.

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: 1430800

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 First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, Pa., 1990.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church.
  • Evangelical United Congregation (Etna, Pa.).
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church (Sharpsburg, Pa.).

Genre(s)

  • Church records
  • Communion records
  • Death records
  • Marriage records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Sharpsburg (Pa.) -- Church history

Subject(s)

  • Baptismal records -- Pennsylvania -- Sharpsburg
  • Church buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Sharpsburg
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Confirmation records -- Pennsylvania -- Sharpsburg
  • Ethnic groups
  • German Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Sharpsburg

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Previous Citation

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, Pa. Records, AIS.1990.01, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, Pa. Records, 1863-1989.

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Collection Inventory

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Record Book, 1863-1906 341

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  Reel
Record Book, 1906-1946 1

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  Reel
Record Book, 1947-1989 1

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  Reel
50th Anniversary Pamphlet, 1913 1

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  Reel
100th Anniversary Pamphlet, 1963 1

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  Reel
Record Book (English Translation), 1863-1906 2

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