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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Chicago

An email to Laraine Frasciello

Hello,

Rev. G. Schambach, although a member of the New York and New Jersey Synod of the General Synod, was the pastor of a non-Synodical congregation called the German Evangelical Protestant Church at 183 Washington St. in Newark. This is probably the German Evangelical Church, which became independent from the German Evangelical Synod in 1903. This church eventually became Roseville Lutheran Church in 1944 and joined a Lutheran synod, the United Lutheran Church in America. In 1961 Roseville merged with Bethesda Danish Lutheran Church to form Bethesda-Roseville Lutheran Church. This church dissolved in 1969. We have the pre-1961 record books from Bethesda but not from Roseville.

Other researchers have been searching for these record books, but have not been successful in locating them. They may be located at the ELCA Regional archive for New Jersey, however. The address is

John E. Peterson, Curator
Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia
7301 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119-1794
e-mail mtairyarchives@ltsp.edu

Sincerely,
Joel Thoreson
Asst. Archivist
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 W. Higgins Rd.
Chicago, IL 60631-4109
(847) 690-9410
Fax (847) 690-9502
Email Joel Thoreson
Web page http://www.elca.org/os/archives/intro.html

 

Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia

From a letter received by Judy Brauns:

They have St. John's on Court St. which merged with Redeemer in Irvington, NJ.  They also have St. John's on Avon Avenue and St. John's on Mulberry St.

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To  Judy Brauns

Greetings.   Thanks for your email.   The Mulberry Street congregation is generally listed as 60 Mulberry Street.   There are a variety of name  changes etc. over the years.   Schambach was the pastor during  approximately the period you noted.   We have those records here in the  archives.    They are rather difficult to search however because they are  in quite poor condition.

 Should you be visiting in this area, you could visit us and search the  records for any information useful to you.   Periodically, we offer research services at $20 minimum charge and $18/hour over one hour.  Typically, searches in this set of records require a good deal of time unless specific dates and names are known.   We will not be able to handle any additional searches until October.

Best wishes in your research.   Let us know if we can be of further assistance.

John E. Peterson, Curator
Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia The Northeast Regional Archives
of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
7301 Germantown Avenue
 Philadelphia, PA 19119-1794
Telephone 215-248-6383 (Tuesday and Fridays, 130 to 5 P.M.)
FAX 215-248-6327
Email mtairyarchives@ltsp.edu

 

Date Tue, 5 Sep 2000
To  Antonia Bazata

Greetings.   We surfaced some correspondence from August 14 but we are not sure if our answer got to you or not, as we received and error message from the system.   We thought we would try again.

Regarding 1885 records from Saint John's in Newark, it would appear that we have the records from that year for the congregation located today at 10th & Avon.   However, the records for the Saint John's known as being on Court Street in later years would be at Irvington.

Regarding Mulberry Street, we have the records for the congregation which was located at 60 Mulberry Street.  It's denominational connection in the early years seems a little foggy between Lutheran and Reformed but it appears to have ended up Lutheran.

We are still trying to deal with our backlog and I am afraid we have a way to go.   Therefore, we cannot take on additional searches for awhile yet.   Should you be able to visit us, we would be glad to have you research any records which we hold, which may be of help to you.

Best wishes in your research.

John E. Peterson, Curator
Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia The Northeast Regional Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119-1794
Telephone 215-248-6383 (Tuesday and Fridays, 130 to 5 P.M.)
FAX 215-248-6327

Email mtairyarchives@ltsp.edu

 

 

 

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