The St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Records (MS-623) consist of a wide variety of records documenting the congregation’s 165-year history on Wayne Avenue in Dayton, Ohio, from its founding in 1852 through its closure in 2017. Records include general history, vital records, administrative records, publications, and audiovisual materials. Vital records include baptisms, confirmations, communions, marriages, and burials. Records are primarily in German through the early 20th century. The collection documents early Lutheran and German history and German culture in the Dayton area.
A small sampling from this large (32.3 linear foot) collection can be seen below:
For more information about this collection, including an extensive historical sketch, thorough scope and content description, and a detailed box and file listing, please review the MS-623 St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Records finding aid.