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MS-72

 

ZION REFORMED CHURCH COLLECTION

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Zion Reformed Church Collection was accessioned into the Flesh Public Library Archives and Special Collections in August, 2000.  The donor is unknown.  It consists of ten folders in one box. The bulk of the material dates from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.  There are no known restrictions on the use of this collection.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The Zion Reformed Church Collection is divided into three series:

 

SERIES I:   Publications

 

SERIES II:   Photographs

 

SERIES III:   Otte personal material (a pastor of the church)

 

HISTORY

 

The first Zion (German) Reformed Church in Piqua organized in 1873.  English services were introduced in 1897, and became standard in 1915. 

 

The church located at the corner of Wayne and Miami Streets burned in 1921, and by 1925, the church was rebuilt at Wayne and Miami.  It was then known as the First United Church of Christ, but has been subsequently consolidated.

 

CONTAINER LISTING

 

SERIES I:          Publications

 

BOX 1

File      1          Church history -1873 -1963

            2          General publications

            3          Newspaper clippings

 

SERIES II:         Photographs

 

File      4          Burned church -1921

            5          Pastor Schwichlenberg -1880’s

            6          Congregation -1900’s

            7          Church pre-1921

            8          Church interior late 1800’s

            9          Congregation -1907

 

SERIES III:        Otte Personal Material

 

File      10        Pastor Otte’s Scrapbook

            11        Personal cards & letters