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From: "Doug Hall" <>
Subject: Re: [PHILLY-ROOTS-L] Re: German Reformed Church
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 07:51:27 -0400
I have a similar question. I am interested in what German language churches
German immigrants to Philadelphia might have attended in the 1845-1870
period. The ancestors I am tracing clearly did not speak Enlgish when they
arrived and were members of reformed churches in their villages of origin.
Two borthers who went to Canada were listed in the Canadian census as
"Evangelical" which I understand meant Lutheran. Were there one or more
German lanugage Lutheran churches in Philadelphia around this 1845-1870 time
period? Where were they located? If the churches had records of marriages,
where might they be found today?
----- Original Message -----
From: LAWRENCE M. BOSLER <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 12:41 AM
Subject: [PHILLY-ROOTS-L] Re: German Reformed Church
> On 6/11/99, Trish wrote...
> Subject: [PHILLY-ROOTS-L] German Reformed Church
> Author: < > at internet
> Date: 6/11/99 7:38 AM
> Philly records show my ggrandfather was married at the German Reformed
> Church, 120 Tulip Street in 1869. I did a lookup at the Phil. Historical
> Library and found no record of this church. Am I correct in assuming it
> Lutheran? Any suggestions on how I might proceed? I wrote to the
> and Reformed Historical Society but they couldn't help me.
> Thanks for any help :-)
> A German Reformed Church is also an ancestor of the present day United
> of Christ. You might try visiting their website for some guidance.
> Larry Bosler
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