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Trinity Lutheran Church (Bryan, Ohio) - MS 262 mf

Introduction | Scope and Content | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Bryan, Ohio, were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, in September 1982 with the cooperation of Rev. Richard Buchsteiner and the Genealogical Society of Utah. The collection (1862-1961) consists of record books, minute books, and financial records. Record books from other churches that since have consolidated with Trinity Lutheran are also included in this collection. There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection. This finding aid was prepared by Ann Jenks in September 1982.

 Scope and Content

The Trinity Lutheran Church collection largely consists of record books which usually contain lists of membership, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, communicants, and deaths, some of which are written in German. Included in this collection are: a family register of Bryan, Georgetown, Edgerton, and Melborn (1898), in German; a record book from St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bryan (1866-1931), in German; a record book from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Edgerton (1868-1931), in German; a record book from the Evangelical Lutheran Emmanuel Church, Washington Township, Defiance County (1869-1931), in German; a record book from St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (1862-1947); and a record book from the Trinity Lutheran Church (1934-1947). Other records in the collection consist of minutes and financial reports, including: minutes of the council/congregation of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (1879-1946), partly in German; minutes/financial records of the Ladies Society of the Emmanuels Lutheran Church, Ney (1926-1929); minutes/treasurer's record of the Northwest Ohio Local Conference (1930-1944); minutes/treasurer's record of the Northwest Ohio Local Conference (1945-1961); minutes/financial records of council/congregation of St. Paul's Lutheran Church (1946-1951); and minutes/financial records of the St. Paul Ladies Aid Missionary Society (1945-1961).

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. Record book, 1898: Family register of Bryan, Georgetown, Edgerton, and Melborne, Ohio
  2. Record book, 1866-1931: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bryan, Ohio
  3. Record book, 1868-1931: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Edgerton, Ohio
  4. Record book, 1869-1931: Evangelical Lutheran Emmanuel Church of Washington Township, Defiance County, Ohio
  5. Record book, 1870-1930: Evangelical Lutheran Emmanuel Church of Washington Township, Defiance County, Ohio

Roll 2

  1. Record book, 1862-1947: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
  2. Record book, 1934-1947: Trinity Lutheran Church
  3. Minutes, 1879-1946: Council/Congregation--St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
  4. Minutes, 1926-1929: Financial Records, Ladies Society of the Emmanuels, Lutheran Church of Ney, Ohio
  5. Minutes, 1930-1944, 1945-1961: Treasurer's record of Northwestern Ohio Local Conference
  6. Minutes, 1946-1951: Financial records--Church Council and Congregation, St. Paul's Lutheran Church
  7. Minutes, 1945-1961: Financial records--St. Paul's Ladies Aid Missionary Society

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