The Emanuel Lutheran Church Records consists of photocopies of lists of communicants, baptisms, confirmants and of those attending catechism. There are also some church minutes, including decisions about financial matters, election of church officials and teaching catechism in English rather than Dutch. Lists of baptisms includes information about the persons' parents and date of birth.
Also included with the church records are photocopies of property deeds which seem to have originated in the Washington County Court Records, not in the church records.
The records were found in the church building prior to demolition in the early 1900s.
Method of Acquisition
Susan Walters, a great-niece of Dave Walters who purchased the church property circa 1900, loaned these records to the Archives of Appalachia for photocopying on November 3, 1982.
Existence and Location of Originals
The Walters family retained possession of the originals of the church records. The property deeds seem to have been photocopied from the Washington County Court Records and may not have been part of the original donation.