Fonds S2002 - Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (Tavistock, ON) fonds

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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (Tavistock, ON) fonds

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  • 1829-2014 (Creation)
    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (Tavistock, ON)

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1.3 m of textual records
9 microfilm reels
20 photographs : col., b&w
114 photographs : col.
51 photographs : b&w
2 objects

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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and cemetery, located in Sebastopol north of Tavistock, Ontario is a congregation in the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. The congregation was founded in 1832 by German settlers in and around South Easthope Township. In 1855 a post-and-beam church was built and named St. Dreieinigkeits Gemeinde. In 1884 a large yellow-brick church was consecrated and the congregation has worshipped in this building to the present day. Noteworthy changes to the building throughout the decades include the installation of a 4-faced clock in the church tower in 1886, a pipe organ in 1894, stained glass windows in the 1930s and 1940s and an education wing in the 1970s. Services were conducted in the German language until after World War I with special event German-language services continuing until the 1950s.

Trinity was first served by a series of itinerant pastors followed by Rev. F. Veit, 1872 - 1917; Rev. O.T.C. Stockmann, 1917 - 1957; Rev. A.J. Datars, 1957 - 1960; Rev. F.R. Mosher, 1960 - 1985; Rev. A. Baetz (Interim) 1986 - 1986; Rev. Bonnie Scharf, 1986 - 1993; Rev. W. Minke (Interim), 1994 - 1994; Rev. E. Mossman, 1994 - 2001; Rev. R Leonard (Interim), 2001 - 2002; Rev. R. Liedtke, 2002 - 2005; Rev D. Hammer (Interim) 2005 - 2007; and Rev. R. Brown, 2007 to the present day.

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The fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tavistock, Ontario. Includes handwritten records and printed records, photographs and other material. Series 6 consists of 9 microfilm reels of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church records; some of the original records are included in the fonds

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  • S100 3.48, files
  • LM20

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  • English
  • German

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