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1748, Aug 15 - First Convention, Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania
Extract And Copy Of The General Church Protocol Kept By Rev. Brunnholtz And Signed By Those Present In The Evangelical Lutheran St. Michael's Church, Philadelphia, August 15, 1748. Hallesche Nachrichten, n. e. 208-211.
The United Congregations held a meeting at which were present:
Preachers: The Swedish Provost Sandin, Hartwig from New York, Muhlenberg, Brunnholtz, Handschuh and Kurtz.
Delegated Elders And Deacons From The United Congregations: From:
Germantown: Michael Eye, John Grothausen, Anton Hinkel and Deacon Anton Gilbert.
Excerpt from Page 12:
The Philadelphia elders thank the elders for their presence at their church consecration, and invite them to partake of a light meal. In closing, "Du hochster Troster," etc., was sung.
Signed: Muhlenberg, Brunnholtz, Handschuh, Kurtz, Henry Schleydorn, in the name of the others from Philadelpia, Grothausen from Germantown, Marsteller from Providence, Jurg Jurger from New Hanover, Christ. Trenkel from Lancaster, Abraham Lauk from Tulpehocken, Andr. Beyer, Leitner, Beil, etc., etc.
Excerpt from Page 13:
The Church Agenda (Liturgy) Of 1748
[Begin at Providence, April 27-29 (H. N., n. e. p. 449), and completed at Philadelphia, according to promise made the lay delegates, as above recorded.]
Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania and the Adjacent States, Documentary history of the Evangelical Lutheran ministerium of Pennsylvania and adjacent states: Proceedings of the annual conventions from 1748 to 1821, Board of Publication of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America, 1898. Original from Harvard University, Digitized Sep 11, 2007. Page 8, John Grothausen, a delegated Elder from Evangelic Lutheran St. Michael's Church, Germantown. View @ Google Books
Ibid., Lutheran Ministerium. Page 12-13, Elder Grothausen from Germantown signed the Church Agenda (Liturgy) of 1748. View @ Google Books
The Lutheran Theological Seminary, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg & the Colonial Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, PA, 1996. View @ The Lutheran Theological Seminary
Old Zion Lutheran Church, Historic Old Zion Lutheran Church, Proclaiming Christ since 1742, Philadelphia, PA. Website. View @ Old Zion
Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania, op. cit. Page 9, Muhlenberg's opening address. "A twisted cord of many threads does not easily break." View @ Google Books
Joyce Linstrom, VAN HOOSE VAN HOOSER VAN HUSS FAMILY IN AMERICA, Abraham Lauk and Johannes Van Hoesen migration from Claverack, Albany County, NY to Tulpehocken, Lancaster County, PA. View Online
Trinity Lutheran Church, 200th Anniversary Corner-stone Laying 1761 - 1961, The Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1961. Page 19, 1749, Jun 4-5 - Second Convention, Ministerium of Pennsylvania held at Trinity Church of Lancaster, PA.
Greathouse Point, Greathouse County, Lancaster County, PA. 1749, Aug 12 - Marriage: Jacob Groethaus and Christianity Van Huse, Trinity Lutheran Church. 36. Jacob GROETHAUS, a bachelor from Tulpehocken, and Christianity Van Huse, a single person also from there, both Lutheran, married by a license August 12, 1749.
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