United Church of Christ Churches, Otter Tail County, Minnesota (S832)

  • 1897-1972 

    Collection Description

    This collection on one reel of microfilm includes the records of one Congregational and two Evangelical and Reformed Churches in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. The records consist mainly of ministerial acts and membership records as well as some meeting minutes. Many of the records are in German. The churches are as follows:

    Dora Evangelical Church, Dora Township

    This congregation, although an Evangelical Church, may have been associated with the Congregational Conference of Minnesota.

    First Congregational Church, New York Mills

    This congregation is now known as the New York Mills First United Church of Christ.

    Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Perham

    Zion Church began in the fall of 1890 with the services being held in Langel’s schoolhouse. In 1893 the congregation decided to construct a church building and in September of that year, the congregation was incorporated. This congregation is now known as Zion United Church of Christ. It has been variously known as Zion Church, the German Evangelical Protestant Zion’s Congregation, and Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.

    Reel 1

    • Dora Evangelical Church, Dora Township
      • Volume 1 Record Book. 1897-1937
      • Constitution. (1897?)
      • Baptisms. 1897-1937 (includes transcriptions from Wadena church, 1889-96)Confirmations. 1902-34
      • Burials. 1898-1932
      • Marriages. 1901-36
      • Communicants. 1903-32
      • Family Register. 1897-1922
      • Collections. 1899-1932
       
    • First Congregational Church, New York Mills
      • Volume 1 Record Book. 1903-1959
      • Deacons. 1903-16; 1946-54
      • Officers. 1903-54
      • Baptisms. 1903-59
      • Members Received. 1903-59
      • Marriages. 1906-54
      • Meeting Minutes. 1903-59
       
    • Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Perham
      • Volume 1 Record Book. 1897-1950
        • Golden Anniversary Program. 1940
        • Baptisms. 1897-1950
        • Confirmations. 1897-1949 (includes transcriptions from Wadena church. 1891-92)
        • Marriages. 1897-1950
        • Burials. 1897-1950
        • Communion Register. 1897-1949
        • Family Register. 1898-1949
        • Collections. 1898-1941
        • History Notes, undated
         
      • Volume 2 Congregational Meeting Minutes. 1897-1908
      • Volume 3 Congregational Meeting Minutes. 1909-72
      • Volume 4 Ladies Aid Minutes. 1897-1932
      • Volume 5 Ladies Aid Minutes. 1944-62