Guide to the First Congregational Church, Etna, Pa. Records, 1852-1928 AIS.1989.11

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
First Congregational Church, Etna, Pa. Records
Creator
First Congregational Church (Etna, Pa.)
Collection Number
AIS.1989.11
Date [inclusive]
1852-1928
Extent
1 microfilm_reel (528 frames)
English .
Abstract
The records of First Congregational Church, Etna, Pa. consist of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, cemetary maps, and lot owners; anniversary books (1919, 1939, 1949, 1989); newspaper clippings; services (1970-1975); and church history. Digital reproductions of the microfilm are available online.

Preferred Citation

First Congregational Church, Etna, Pa. Records, AIS.1989.11, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh

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History

The First Congregational Church, Etna, Pa., was founded by German and Swiss descendants on the corner of Locust and Walnut Streets in Centerville (today Etna), in 1849. Originally known as the German United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Centerville, it has gone through several name changes becoming the Independent German United Evangelical Church of Etna in 1852, the United Evangelical Protestant Church in 1919, and First Congregational Church in 1929.

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Scope and Content

The records of First Congregational Church, Etna, Pa., consist of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, cemetary maps, and lot owners; anniversary books (1919, 1939, 1949, 1989); newspaper clippings; services (1970-1975); and church history.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections

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Archives & Special Collections
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Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist
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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 Congregational Church, Etna, Pa. 1989.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Thompson in September, 1989.

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: 1430856

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection has been microfilmed by Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society in cooperation with Archives Service Center with permission, from originals located at First Congregational Church, Etna, Pa.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • First Congregational Church (Etna, Pa.)
  • German United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Centerville (Etna, Pa.)
  • Independent German United Evangelical Church of Etna (Etna, Pa.)
  • United Evangelical Protestant Church (Etna, Pa.)

Genre(s)

  • Church records
  • Marriage records
  • Death records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Etna (Pa.) -- Church history

Subject(s)

  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Ethnic groups
  • Church buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Etna
  • Congregational churches -- Pennsylvania -- Etna
  • German Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Etna
  • Swiss Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Etna
  • Baptismal records -- Pennsylvania -- Etna
  • Confirmation records -- Pennsylvania -- Etna

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Previous Citation

First Congregational Church, Etna, Pa. Records, AIS.1989.11, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

First Congregational Church, Etna, Pa. Records, 1849-1928.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. General Church Records, 1852-1928 

  microfilm-cabinetdrawer
Church Record Book #1, 1852-1890 34
 Part 1. Index
 Part 2. Birth Records
 Part 3. Confirmation Records
 Part 4. Marriage Records
 Part 5. Death Records
Church Record Book #2, 1883-1928 
 Part 1. Index
 Part 2. Baptismal Records
 Part 3. Confirmation Records
 Part 4. Marriage Records
 Part 5. Death Records
Record Sheets - Rev. Mark Jansen [not available online], 1970-1979 

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Series II. Cemetery Records

Legder Sheet
Plan of Cemetery

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Series III. Anniversary Booklets & Clippings

70th Anniversary Booklet, 1919 
100th Anniversary Booklet, 1949 
125th Anniversary Observance, 1974 
140th Anniversary Booklet, 1989 
Newspaper Clippings

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