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Rev. Moses Merrill & his wife, Eliza Wilcox, "First Missionaries to NE" - from Sheldon's History & Stories of Nebraska.
George W Graham (1831-1919, obit of Baptist minister, Buffalo Co website)
First Baptist Church in David City (Butler County, NE) from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. One, no. 3, p 106 Winter 1978
Kilgore Baptist Church from NSGS NE Ancestree Vol. 4 no. 3
Highland Baptist Cemetery, Glenrock Precinct - from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 7 no. 1
Seventh Day Baptist - Biography of Rev. John P. Gardiner, in Compendium ...Western Nebraska, 1909.
- Catholic Church -
"Local Catholic Church History and Genealogy Research Guide" by Ann Mensch.
Franciscans in Nebraska, The - by the Rev. Eugene Hagedorn, O.F.M., 1931.
Knights of Columbus - Nebraska State Council Proceedings, 1905-1926.
"Father DeSmet", first Catholic missionary - from Sheldon's History and Stories of Nebraska, 1914.
From - Memorial and Biographical Record ... Butler, Polk, Seward, York and Fillmore Counties ...
St. Mary's Catholic Church - David City, Butler, NE
Father Roche - St. Mary's Catholic Church, David City
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Luxemburg Settlement, Butler Co., NE
The Rev. M.E. Dolan (1872 -) Bio. in "Compendium ... Western NE", 1909.
St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, near Holstein, NE from NSGS Ancestree, Vol. 1 no. 3
Joseph's Parochial School, Beatrice, NE - Closing Exercises,
1908 - from NSGS Ancestree, Vol. 16, no. 3 page 99
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Thornburg Pct. from NSGS Ancestree, Vol. 10, no. 3
Roman Catholics on the Frontier from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 4 no. 3
Boniface Catholic Church, Stuart, NE from NSGS NE Ancestree,
Vol. 22, no. 3 page 101
Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Genoa - portion of dedication ceremony
from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 12 no. 2 page 53
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery from
NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 12 no. 3
of God - Bio for Andrew F. DUGGER, Semi-Centennial History
of Nebraska, 1904, p 312 (photo, scan down for brief article).
- Congregational Church:
Early history (three articles from NSHS Transactions and Reports, Vol III - 1892)
Associational Sermon, by Rev. Willard Scott; Congregational College History in Nebraska, by Rev. Willard Scott;
Congregational College History in Nebraska, by Mrs. Reuben Gaylord
Congregational Nebraska - 1905 book by Motier A. Bullock (Mardos Memorial Library)
Family History for Rev. Reuben GAYLORD (1812-1880), "... first Congregational minister to enter the Territory of Nebraska," from Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record, Vol IV, no. 1 page 244 - Jan 1926
Ministers of the Congregational Church, Riverton, Franklin County (and excerpts from the 75th Anniversary Bulletin of the church) from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. One, no. 3, p 120 Winter 1978
1881 First Congregational Church, Naponee, NE from Franklin County website
Inland, NE - German Congregational Church, also known as Salems Community Church by Darla Stimbert, Volunteer of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Book One covers the years from 1904-1911
Two covers the years from 1912-1936
Thomas County - Congregational Church, Thedford, NE from
NSGS Ancestree, Vol. 2, no. 3
York County - Congregational Church, York NE,
Consecration Roll from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 1 no. 1.
- Eastern Orthodox Church
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Kearney, Buffalo County website by Mona Houser.
- Episcopal Church -
Farmer Boy Who Became a Bishop, The - 1911, by Anson Rogers Graves (Dec 2002).
Selections from Compendium ...Western Nebraska, 1909
Brief biography of Bishop A. R. Graves
Kearney Military Academy (p 560)
Dawes County, Grace Episcopal Church at Chadron - Records of Baptism, Marriage, Burial (from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 4 no. 2)
- Friends (Quakers)
"Some Quaker History" from Nebraska & Midwest Genealogical Record, Vol VII, no. 4 p 73 (Oct. 1929)
Quakers and Nebraska Indians in 1869 from NSHS publication: "History", Vol VII, no. 2 pp 59-61
Friends Church Cemetery, Dakota County, NE from NSGS NE Ancestree Vol. 4, no. 3
- Holland Reformed Church -. The church is still in existence in Holland, NE (Lancaster Co) and has records going back to the mid or late 1800's. It was started by Dutch immigrants who went on to establish Reformed churches in Firth, Pella and Lincoln. (23 May 2001 - message from "Rick and Christy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
- Latter Day Saints - "Mormons"
Mormons Settlements in the Missouri Valley (paper from 1899)
Mormons on the Niobrara
- Lutheran Church Books and papers on the internet, other resources. Links for
"Jubilee Album" - Swedish Ev. Lutheran Fridhem Congregation of Funk, Nebraska, 1879-1919 by B. E. Bengtson
"A Miracle of the Prairies" - A Story of Bethphage Mission at Axtell, NE, 1944
"Around the Home Table" - Rev. J. C. Jacoby 1892 (NOT a history book; volume about doctrine, practice of Lutheran faith in the home.)
Memoirs of Peter Jensen
Deuel County - Mennonite Cemetery from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 10 no. 4
- Methodist Episcopal Church -
ME conference minutes found in this special project. Varies by location & by year.
"History of Nebraska Methodism, First Half-Century" (1854-1904)
"A Frontier Life: Sketches and Incidents of Homes in the West", 1902, by Rev. Charles Wesley Wells.
"Have Faith in God" by the Rev. Charles W. Savidge, 1914 (Originally M.E., later - independent church in Omaha, NE)
"Outposts of Zion" by the Rev. Wm. H. Goode, 1864
and other items ...
First Decade of Nebraska Presbytery by Lydia S. McCague from NSGS Ancestree, Vol VI, no. 3, p107
Hanover Presbyterian Church death records - from NSHS NE Ancestree, Vol. 4, no. 2.
First Presbyterian Church - Plattsmouth Nebraska, 1858-1908 Semi-Centennial Celebration and Jubilee Exercise
Baptisms - Evangelis Presbyterian Church (1887-1889), Plattsmouth, Cass Co., NE from NSGS Ne Ancestree, Vol. 5 no. 1 - Summer 1982
Baptisms - Evangelis Presbyterian Church (1889-1892), Plattsmouth, Cass County, NE from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol V, no. 2 - Fall 1982
Book - Evangelis Presbyterian Church (1875-1905) from NSGS NE
Ancestree, Vol. 22 no. 2 page 52 - Winter 1999
Mission at Bellevue from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 12, no. 2 -
Records of the Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, Nebraska (Dec 1850 - Mar 1864)
(Apr 1854 - Apr 1864)
from Nebraska & Midwest Genealogical Record, Vol VIII, 1930.
Presbyterian Church at Wahoo, NE from
NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 8 no. 2
Scotts Bluff County
Morrill Presbyterian Church,
1937 (Mardos Memorial Library)
Calhoun Presbyterian Church, 75th Anniversary from NSGS NE Ancestree,
Vol. 19., no 2
The Rev. Richard Hovis (1923, WY - 2003, NE) - Published in the Grand
17 Dec 2003.
The Rev. Phillips Todd (1916, CO - 2003, NE) - see archives of Columbus Telegram,
27 Jun 2003
For his wife Margaret Hale Todd, see 22 Aug 2002.
The Rev. Dennis A. Olsen (1947, Omaha, NE - 2006, Onawa, IA) minister of Christian
Church - Published in the Grand Island Independent, 25 Oct 2006.
The Rev. Dr. Roger Harp (1948, Tulsa, OK - 2007, NE) Published in the Grand Island
Independent, 21 Feb 2007.
- United Brethren -
Biography of Rev. Sylvanus Johnson - Selection from Compendium ... Western Nebraska, 1909
Other NEGenWeb Project Links
Moravian Church - genealogy links page
Mormon Heritage pages of Pottawattamie County, IAGenWeb Project (includes Mormon Battalion, Mormon Trail, etc.)