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1770, Aug 16 - Communion: William Grotthouse, St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton
Excerpts from Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Reel: 532. Pages 407-408:
"Verzeichnis derer die zur Beicht und zum heiligen Abendmahl gehen."
"Zum heil. Abendmal haben [seih gemal det auf 10ten p. Trivihal?] und dn. 18. August 1770."
"Jungen Leute, die das 1ste mal zum heil. Abendmal gehen."
100 William Grothouse
"Zum heiligen Abendmahl haben [a seih gemalist auch?] den 7ten Jany 1771." [Translation: probably "Those who came to Holy Communion on the 7th of January 1771."]
Excerpt from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Parish Records, circa 1832:
18 Catechumen of Aug. 16, 1770
Excerpt from Memorial Volume. St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton, PA, 1882:
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Easton, PA.
Some of the confirmed persons in 1770 are children of some of the above families. Others representing their names are:
Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Reel: 532. Pages 407-408, 1770, Aug 16 - Communion: William Grotthouse, St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton. Entries in the German language were transcribed and translated by Vivian Morlock Taylor.
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Parish Records of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Easton, PA from 1769 to the Consecration of the New Church, Jan. 1, 1832. Easton, PA, n. d. [sic circa 1832]. 1770, Aug 16: Catechumen: William Grothhouse. View @ Fold3 [ Cover | Page 356 ]
1828 Noah Webster Dictionary, View @ 1828 Dictionary
Memorial Volume. St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton , Pa: Containing an Account of the Jubilee Services, the Historical Sermon, the Charters of the Church and the Benevolent Society and a List of the Officers of the Church and the Officers, Teachers, and Pupils of the Sunday School By St. John's Lutheran Church (Easton, Pa.), D H Geissinger, Rueben Kolb, Pa St. John's Lutheran Church (Easton Published by Pub. by authority of the Church Council, 1882 Original from Harvard University Digitized Dec 7, 2007. Page 34, 1770 - Confirmation: William Grothouse. View @ Google Books
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