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Lutheran Church

Nebraska files:

"Around the Home Table" - Rev. J. C. Jacoby 1892 (NOT a history book; volume about doctrine, practice of Lutheran faith in the home.) Reproduced March 2003

Jubilee Album - Swedish Ev. Lutheran Fridhem Congregation of Funk, Nebraska, 1879-1919 by B. E. Bengtson (Nov 2002)

"A Miracle of the Prairies" - A Story of Bethphage Mission at Axtell, NE, 1944

German Lutheran Church - 1916, newspaper report of statewide conference from Plattsmouth Journal (Thanks to Becky Applegate)


Adams County - Brief historical notes for 3 churches
Todten (Death) Register 1891-1909: Christ Lutheran Church, located Sec. 20, Verona Twp., Adams County, NE.
     from NSGS NE Ancestree Vol 2, no. 2, page 80 - Fall 1979

Boone County
Zion Evangelical Church, Albion, NE

Buffalo County Churches
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Peake - Riverdale, Nebraska: Records transcribed for the Buffalo County website.
     Memoirs of a Pastor's Wife by Mrs. W. J. Gans, of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Watertown, rural Amherst: 1901-1904
     Zion Lutheran Church, Shelton, Nebraska - Buffalo County website by Mona Houser.
     The First 100 Years, First Lutheran Church, 1884-1984 - Buffalo County website by Mona Houser (Mardos Memorial Library)

Clay County
     St. Paul Lutheran Church (Glenvil, NE) - Baptism records, 1879-1900 (from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 2 no. 4)
     St. Paul Lutheran Church (Glenvil, NE) - Baptism records, 1900-1913 (from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 4 no. 1); Confirmations, 1884-1912 (from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol 4, no 2).

Deuel County

Lutheran Cemetery - from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 20 no. 2, page 59

Jefferson County

St. John Lutheran Church, Daykin, Jefferson County - NSGS NE Ancestree, Volume One, no 3, p 139 Winter 1978
     (Church History, Confirmation Classes 1890-1912)

Madison County

Christ Lutheran Confirmands, Norfolk, NE - NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 2 no. 3

Phelps County
Evangelical Lutheran Bethel Church cemetery - NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. One, no. 1, p 21

Bethel Lutheran Church, Index of members - NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 7 no. 2, p 59

Thayer County

Lutheran High School and Business College, Deshler, NE - diploma, class roll for 1924, etc. from NSGS NE Ancestree, Vol. 18 no. 2 p 50.

Biography of the Rev. Frederick SPRIEGEL (served in Cass & Platte Counties) - Pioneer Stories of Cass County, Vol. 1, no 1, p 6

Biography of the Rev. David H. SCHULTZ (served in Butler, York and Cheyenne Counties, NE) from

"Compendium ... Western NE"

From - Memorial and Biographical Record ... Butler, Polk, Seward, York and Fillmore Counties ...
     Fillmore County - Rev. Frederick Schwarz, Lutheran
     Seward County - Zion's Congregation, German Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Rev. Lawrence A. Sundell (1927-2003) See Fremont Tribune archives for 24 or 26 Dec 2003.

Other Resources:

Information about churches all across America associated with Augustana Synod and College in Rock Island, Illinois.
Here are some contacts for additional information on Swedish ancestors.
From MISSING LINKS, Vol. 7, No. 25, 23 June 2002

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
Tel: 309-794-7204 Fax: 309-794-7443 Email:
The Web page includes an index of personal papers of Swedish immigrants held in their archives.

Augustana College Library
Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 61201

We are looking for more information on churches in Nebraska. If you have information or suggestions,
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Bev Hopkins.

Religion in NE     

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