First Church Register

Historical Documents of the Church

Early Church Register
Our congregation is lucky to still possess the original Register, begun even before the church had a building for meetings in the second half of the 19th century.  Besides the pages bound into the volume, there are several loose pages of various sizes in the front of the book including:     Prescription form from W.D. Haller, Druggist, Deutsche Apotheke, Blair, Nebraska – "Deutsche Apotheke" means "German Drug Store", Utilities receipts from the 1930s, Typed pages listing revenues and some expenses from the 1930s (including a donation to Knights Templars, a deficit from a previous Christmas, parsonage rent, and rentals of the church basement, etc.)

Other resources in the volume:
1.      List of ministers 1 through 28 (through 1940), some listed as “Student”
2.      Deacons 1870 – 1948
3.      Church Clerks 1870 – 1952
4.      Communicants – receptions and removals – 1870 – 1941
5.      Baptisms 1869 – 1941
6.      Marriages 1870 – 1922
7.      Deaths 1869 – 1904
8.      Attendance on Public Worship – 1870 – sporadically through 1895
9.      The original constitution of the congregation, dated 1869
10. Conferences attended
11. Confession of Faith
12. Register of Contributions