Lehigh County PA - Church, Family, Education, Military and Miscellaneous History Collection
This is a collection of various historical and genealogical reference works on Pennsylvania. These references cover 1000's of individuals, and are an excellent way to start or continue research focused on PA.
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Centennial of Christ Church at Shoenersville, PA (1880, 7 pages)
This booklet is a record of burials in the graveyards of this church.
History of the First Presbyterian Church, Allentown, PA
(J. W. Wood, 1881, 36 pages)
This pamphlet is a copy of a discourse outlining the history of this church from 1831-1881.
Industries and Wealth of the Principle Points in Northeastern Pennsylvania; Being Scranton,
Williamsport, Lock Haven, Wilkes-Barre, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Danville, Sunbury
and Shamokin (American Publishing and Engraving Co., 1890, 125 pages)
This publication contains sketches of industrial and economic significance from the major populated areas of northeastern PA. These commercial sketches provide a rare look at many of the businesses and business people of Pennsylvania before the 20th Century.
-- From Allentown: -- Novelty Iron Works, F. A. Ruhe & Co., Iowa Barb Wire Company, John M. Stevens, Grim Brothers, Kluenter & Yeager, E. M. Earle, Grubb & Medlar, T. H. Diehl, Eagle Drug Store, C. W. Wentzel, Johnston & Swartz, L. S. Jacoby, M. C. Ebbecke & Co., Eagle Hotel, A. N. Wolf, W. R. Lawfer & Co., E. J. Paust, H. G. Wilson, Perry Wannemacher & Co., Samuel D. Lehr, Merchants' Hotel, G. W. Shoemaker & Co., Grand Union Tea Company, Evans-Seagreaves & Co.
-- From Bethlehem: -- Weston Dodson & Co., James Graham & Son, J. S. Allam, Eagle Hotel, E. C. Ricksecker, Worsley Brothers
Brief History - Salem Reformed Church, Allentown,
PA 1875-1900 (Allen R. Bartholomew, 1901, 151 pages)
This is a history of Salem Reformed Church of Allentown, PA, covering its 25 years of existance as of 1900. It covers the formation of the congregation, building of the church, and its assosiated organizations. It also contains a list of church and Sunday School officers.
History of Egypt Church
(Charles R. Roberts, & J. D. Schindel, 1908, 72 pages)
This is a history of Egypt Church, an early church of Lehigh County, PA, including the Reformed and Lutheran congregations. It covers the early history of the church and its progress through the years including some details on early members.
Souvenir of Lehigh University and the Bethlehems
(George V. Miller, 1910, 25 pages)
This booklet is a pictorial souvenir of Lehigh University, Lehigh County, PA, containing photographs of its grounds and buildings. The publication is also a souvenir of Bethlehem, South Bethlehem and West Bethlehem, which border Lehigh and Northampton Counties, showing numerous historic areas and buildings of the city.
1780-1910 History of Christ Lutheran and Reformed Church,
Shoenersville, PA (Anonymous, 1910, 88 pages)
This is a "History of Christ Lutheran and Reformed Church, Shoenersville, Pa., with a complete record of all members of both congregations and sunday school, record of persons buried on old and new cemeteries".
Directory - Coopersburg Lutheran Charge (Rev. W. W. Kistler, 1919, 65 pages)
This booklet is a directory of 3 Lehigh County churches in the Coopesburg Lutheran Charge: St. John's Church of Coopersburg, St. Paul's (the Blue Church) of Upper Sancona, and the New Jerusalem (Apple's) Church of Leithsville. It contains a directory of the members for each church as well as biographical sketches on several ministers: William Werlex Kistler, William Jacob Kistler, Myron Manty Kistler, Daniel D. Kistler.
Lest We Forget [Emaus] (Anonymous, 1919, 68 pages)
This was published as a souvenir of the "Welcome Home" events for the soldiers of WWI from the Emaus area. It gives a brief sketch on each soldier and most are accompanied by a portrait of the subject.
Anniversary and Reunion of Christ Ev. Lutheran and Reformed
Congregations, Shoenersville, PA (Anonymous, 1925, 9 pages)
This is a program and brief history commemorating the 140th anniversary of the church.
One Hundred Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Dedication
of the First Zion Lehigh Church 1750-1925 (1925, 25 pages)
This pamphlet is a brief history of the First Zion Lehigh Church of Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA, an early congregation of the area. It contains a program of the events of the anniversary celebration. It also includes some biographical sketchs of its past ministers: Joshua Yeager, A. R. Horne, Irwin B. Ritter, C. E. Sandt, C. A. Kerschner, Wm. A. Helffrich, Nevin W. Helffrich, Frank P. Laros, Frank H. Kuder.
Historical Souvenir of St. John's Lutheran Church
1868-1928 (Anonymous, 1928, 25 pages)
This pamphlet is a history and souvenir of St. John's Lutheran Church of Slatington, Lehigh County, PA, from 1868-1928. It covers the history of the church along with details of its members and ministers. It also lists the church's current (1928) organizations and their members
1780-1930 History of Christ Ev. Lutheran and Reformed Church,
Shoenersville, PA (Anonymous, 1930, 147 pages)
This is a "History of Christ Lutheran and Reformed Church, Shoenersville, Pa., with a complete record of all members of both congregations and sunday school, record of persons buried on old and new cemeteries". It is an update of the same publication from 1910.
The One-Hundredths Anniversary of the Lutheran Congregation
of Macungie, Pennsylvania Solomon's 1841-1893,
Grace Lutheran 1893-1941 (Anniversary Committee, 1941, 55 pages)
This booklet is a record of the 100th Anniversary of Solomon's and Grace Lutheran Church, of Macungie, Lehigh County, PA, from 1841-1941. It relates a history of the church beginning as Solomon's Lutheran and Reformed Congregation, and later becoming Grace Lutheran. It also provides biographical sketches on several ministers who served the church: Benjamin German, William German, Jeremiah Schindel, Joshua Yeager, A. D. Croll, Wm. Rath, Myron O. Rath, Wm. M. Kopenhaver, George W. Fritch, Elias A. Yehl, Jesse B. Renninger. Additional useful information includes a list of Deacons from 1862-1941, Confirmations from 1849-1941, Baptisms from 1843-1941, Marriages from 1856-1941, Funerals from 1856-1940 and a list of members as of 1941.
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