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First United Methodist Church, Troy, Ohio - MS 1081

Introduction | Church History | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of the First United Methodist Church, Troy, Ohio were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio with the cooperation of Rev. James C. Wilson II and the assistance of Mary Davis.

The Center for Archival Collections is the publisher of this microfilm edition. The camera negative is the property of the Center for Archival Collections. For restrictions on the duplication of this collection please see the accompanying Note to Researchers.

This collection consists of five bound volumes of church record books (1860 - 1977), two post bound church record books (1975 - 2007), Inactive membership rolls (1906 - 2000) and active membership rolls (1919 - 2001). The record books contain membership records, church officials, pastoral records, class records, baptisms, marriages, deaths, funerals and other miscellaneous records. The membership rolls contain memberships, births, baptisms, deaths and removal dates.

This introduction was prepared by Kathy Gardner and Mary Bowles in November 2007.

 Church History

According to information provided by the First United Methodist Church, Troy, Ohio, services were first held around 1810 in a carpenter shop at Water and Clay Streets. In 1812 a log building was built at Main and Clay where services were held for 11 years. A one story brick church built on Mulberry Street in 1825 replaced the log building. A second church was erected in 1839, next to the original one on Mulberry Street when the congregation out grew the first. The first church was then used as the parsonage. This church was renovated between 1863 and 1865 to accommodate the growing congregation. Then a fire completely destroyed the church on Easter Sunday in 1899. In June of the same year ground breaking ceremonies took place to begin building the present church. The cornerstone was laid on November 2, 1899.

The above history was compiled based on information obtained from the First United Methodist Church, Troy, Ohio.

 Order of Microfilming

Reel 1

  1. Record Book, 1860 - 1868
    • Baptisms
    • Marriages
    • Probationers
    • Members
    • Juvenile Temperance Club
    • Class Records
    • Temperance Society
  2. Record Book, 1867 - 1874
    • Probationers
    • Class Records
    • Members
    • Officers
    • Pastoral/Statistical Record
    • Baptisms
    • Marriages
  3. Record Book, 1900 - 1904
    • Officers
    • Members
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  4. Record Book, 1911 - 1934
    • Historical Record
    • Record of Pastors
    • Officers
    • Probationers
    • Baptisms
    • Members
    • Marriages
  5. Record Book, 1936 - 1977
    • Baptisms
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  6. Record Book, 1975 - 2001
    • Baptisms
    • Deaths
    • Marriages

Reel 2

  1. Record Book, 2002 - 2007
    • Baptisms
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
    • Family Household Roll
  2. Inactive Membership Rolls (A-D), 1906 - 2000
    • Memberships
    • Births
    • Baptisms
    • Deaths
    • Removal Dates

Reel 3

  1. Inactive Membership Rolls (E - Mc), 1906 - 2000
    • Memberships
    • Births
    • Baptisms
    • Deaths
    • Removal Dates

Reel 4

  1. Inactive Membership Rolls (M - P) 1906 - 2000
    • Memberships
    • Births
    • Baptisms
    • Deaths
    • Removal Dates
  2. Inactive Membership Rolls (R - Z), 1906 - 2000 (continued on next reel)
    • Memberships
    • Births
    • Baptisms
    • Deaths
    • Removal Dates

Reel 5

  1. Inactive Membership Rolls (R - Z) 1906 - 2000 (continued from previous reel)
    • Memberships
    • Births
    • Baptisms
    • Deaths
    • Removal Dates
  2. Active Membership Rolls (A - M) 1919 - 2001
    • Memberships
    • Births
    • Baptisms
    • Deaths
    • Removal Dates
  3. Active Membership Rolls (N- Z), 1919 - 2001
    • Memberships
    • Births
    • Baptisms
    • Deaths
    • Removal Dates

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