Title: First Congregational Church, Harvey, ND
Collection Number: 11026
Quantity: 4 feet
Abstract: The collection consists of church record books providing rosters of pastors, church committees, membership, minutes of church organizations, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, worship attendance, and records of contributions. Includes consolidated churches of Eigenheim, Bethlehem, Ebenezer, and the Harvey German Congregational Church. Most early records are written in the German language. **** NOTE: Several of the ledgers contain death certificates.
Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the collection in March 2009 from Verna Weisser of the First Congressional Church of Harvey. The inventory was prepared by Emily Ergen in September 2009.
Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
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**** NOTE: Several of the ledgers contain death certificates!
1 Ledger – German Congregational Church; Treasurers reports (Martin, Hoffnungstall, McClusky…); Parishes (Bethlehem, Eigenheim, Ebenezer, Fessenden); Pastor salaries (Harvey, Eigenheim, Ebenezer), (MOSTLY IN GERMAN), 1905-1951
2 Ledger – German Congregational Church finances, election tallies, and a treasurer’s report, 1950-1967
3 Ledger – donations and expenditures by class, 1954-1957
4 Ledger – donations and expenditures by class, 1962-1963
5 Ledger – Treasurer’s record, 1935-1944
6 Ledger – donations and expenditures, 1967-1969
7 Ledger – Mission Giving, missionary conference, Congregational Church, 1969
8 Ledger – Evangelical Congregational Bethlehem Church (Pony-Gulch School district, Wells County, ND): organization, baptisms and burials, membership list, meeting minutes, baptisms, deaths, marriage, treasurer’s report, recipe on front cover, photocopy of photograph of church and members (loose) (IN GERMAN), 1901-1937
9 Ledger – German Congregational Harvey parish, membership list, baptisms, confirmation, marriages, communion, deaths, treasury report, family register (IN GERMAN), 1908-1948
10 Ledger - Member list, minutes of business meetings from June 22, 1900–November 6, 1946
11 Secretary Book (James Heitmann), 1953-1958
12 Ledger – First Congregational Church Ladies’ Mission Circle: meeting minutes, birthdays and roll calls, December 1957–July 1978
13 Ledger – Church attendance record and offerings, 1967-1968
14 Ledger – Eigenheim Sunday School financial ledger, 1939-1951
1 Guest register, 1969-1975
2 Ledger – Sunday School finances, May 1, 1949 – December 1, 1949
3 Ledger –Finances, 1972-1973
4 Protocol book, members, minutes, and finances (PART IN GERMAN), 1907-1947
5 Ledger – Choir meeting minutes and treasurers reports, 1931-1941
6 Ledger – donations and expenditures by class, 1950-1961
7 Ledger – donations and expenditures by class, 1950-1951
8 Ledger – Sunday School treasurer’s reports, 1982-1998
9 Guest register, 1956-1969
10 Guest register, 1975-1991
11 Ledger – donations and expenditures by class, 1953-1958
12 Guest register, 1991-2000
13 Guest register, 1983
14 Financial ledger – 1968-1969
15 Catalog – Montana Institute of the Bible
16 Constitution, by-laws and articles of incorporation (several versions), 1924-1967
17 Constitution of the Reformed Church in the United States, printed March 6 1992
18 Correspondence, 1947-2000
19 Donations (also members listing)
20 Elected officers lists, 1993-1998
21 Certificates, 1981 & n.d.
22 Church history
23 Newsletters (Church Herald and Churchmouse), 1956-1960
24 Letterhead, envelopes, stationery, and mailing labels
25 Music schedules, 1988-1993
26 Sheet music
27 Class books – Adult class, 1988-1989
28 Conflicts, 1947
29 Information on other North Dakota churches (First Congregational Church, New Rockford and Bethel Baptist Church, Harvey)
1 Reports (Sunday School and Treasurer's Reports), 1982-1999
2 Missionary projects and reports, 1985-2000
3 Cemeteries (fund-raising for Eigenheim and Ebeneezer), 1995 & 1999
4 Program covers
5 Auction flyer, April 28 2001
6 Sale of land – legal agreements, 2001
8 Photographs (2 - one of church exterior and one of choir), 1958 & 1973
OVERSIZE – IN FOLDER
1 Certificate – Harvey German Congregational Church a corporation, March 17, 1924
2 Table of members, cash and rent (not filled out)
3 Financial table for missionary projects, 1998
4 Financial table for missionary projects, 1999; attached is letter about church closing
5 Ledger – income and expenditures, 1997-1999 (loose)
6 Table of donations, income, and expenditures, year unknown
OVERSIZE – NOT BOXED OR FOLDERED
Ledger – Evangelical Ebenezer Church of Anamoose, N.D. – members, baptisms, highlights and North Dakota Certificates of Death – 1904-1919
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