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First Congregational Church – Located on the northeast corner of 6th and Court Street, this is the oldest Church building in Marysville. Construction began in 1872 and was completed in 1878. The Congregational Church was first organized October 18th, 1864, having been known previously, 1840-1864, as the Second Presbyterian Church. This collection contains Church pamphlets, membership lists and general documents.

 

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – About the Church: A fairly constant influx of German Lutherans settled in the densely wooded area south of Marysville in the 1830s. Reading services were held in homes until a log facility was built in 1838 and a traveling missionary began conducting services once a month. The congregation adopted the name St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. After a fire destroyed this building, another log church was constructed in 1843 with the first resident pastor. The first surviving church records begin in this year.

Internal differences resulted in a congregational split in 1846, with both retaining the name St. John's; one affiliated with the Ohio Synod and the other the Missouri Synod. Separate records were kept until the congregations reunited, member of the Missouri Synod, in 1878.
These records of family registers, baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths, as well as various member lists, communion records, and Chronik date from 1843-1947. They have been digitized and now a part of this digital collection. They are handwritten in German Suetterlin script, not translated, a challenge to read, but contain vital genealogy information. Family register indexes listing the head of the member household, precede each section of pages, created by Nina Rausch Boerger.

 This is a growing collection with hopes of adding more churches in the future.

 
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