Finding Aid to the Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church

Collection Category: Religious Records | Collection Type: Image Browse | Location: New York County

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is the official repository of the records from St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in New York City.

This collection is a digitized finding aid and inventory of the 15 register books that are held in the NYG&B offices in Manhattan. Researchers are welcome to use these materials in person, but must first make an appointment. Send us an email if you’re interested.

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About the Physical Collection

The records held in the NYG&B offices are delicate, and consist of 15 register books.

The books record:

  • Baptisms between 1852 and 1948
  • Confirmations between 1853 and 1920
  • Marriages between 1852 and 1948
  • Deaths between 1889 and 1923
  • Consistory and congregational minutes
  • Financial accounts

It appears that during many years, multiple church books were in use simultaneously to record sacramental events. The registers are in German and English.

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About the Church

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church was organized around the year 1852 as the German Evangelical Reformed Church. The church was located on Suffolk Street near Delancey Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in the City of New York was incorporated January 14, 1889.

The church moved uptown from Suffolk Street to the neighborhood of East Harlem in January 1900, and in 1919 moved to East 141st Street and Crimmins Avenue in the Eastchester section of the Bronx.

Some of the pastors associated with the St. Paul’s were Revs:

  • John Frederick Busche
  • Eugen G. Fuessle
  • Georg Kern
  • Paul Somerlatte
  • Georg Ulrich
  • E. Bruckner or Brueckner
  • C.F.A. Klein
  • Jacob Schmitt
  • Walter F. Reif

The church closed in June 1948.

 

Suggested citation for this collection:

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, "Finding Aid to the Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church” digital images, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), 2019.