Monthly Archives: September 2016

Henry County Church Directories

While cruising through the Genealogical Society’s holdings at the library in Deshler recently, I came across several containers of church directories. Most of the churches are in southern Henry County, but if you have ancestors in the county, it’s worth a look. The books are largely professionally published and contain church histories, member directories, and lots of photos.

Recorded September 2, 2016, by Jim Rebar

“Remembering – A Century of Grace.” St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon Township, Henry County, Ohio, 1866-1966.

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Deshler, Ohio, 1888-1988

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Deshler, Ohio, 125th Anniversary, 1871-1996.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Deshler, Ohio, Celebrating 30 Years of Caring, 1962-1992.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Deshler, Ohio, Celebrates Jubilee 2000.

A History of Immaculate Conception Church, Volume I (1871-1982), Volume II (1982-1996) [Both volumes in one book.]

The Dedication of St. John Lutheran Church to the Triune God and to the Savior, Jesus Christ, March 31, 1963, Route 1, Napoleon, Ohio.

1989 Directory of Holgate United Methodist Church, 322 Pittsburgh, Holgate, Ohio 43527. Inclues Holgate United Methodist Church, Holgate Circuit, Pleasant Bend United Methodist Church. Thomas D. Ketzler, Pastor.

Oakdale United Methodist Church, Deshler, Ohio, 1992.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Okolona, Ohio, 1870-1970.

History of Immaculate Conception Church, 1982.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Malinta, Ohio, 1887-1987.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Malinta, Ohio, 1993.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Malinta, Ohio, Church Directory, 1976.

St. John Lutheran Church, Deshler, Ohio, 75th Anniversary, 1899-1974.

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamler, Ohio, Celebrating Our 100th Year, 1896-1996.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Hamler, Ohio, 1896-1996, Pastor, Intern, Member and Cemetery Records. [Includes member records from 1920 to 1989.]

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Hamler, Ohio, 1896-1996, The History and Confirmation Classes. [Contains a huge number of photographs of the Confirmation classes, beginning in 1903.]

Kirchen Buch fur Neu Hannover (Church Book for New Hannover), Later Known as Zion, undated. An English translation of the official records by Emil Panning (Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, and names of families and pastors in the church).

Peace Lutheran Church, northwest of Deshler, Ohio, 75 Years of Grace, 1885-1960.

Hope Lutheran Church, Hamler, Ohio, A Century of Faith, HOPE, and Love, 1879-1879.

A Changing Christ for a Changing World, 100th Anniversary, June 20, 1985, Peach Evangelical Lutheran Church, Deshler, Ohio.

Pleasant Bend United Methodist Church, Roads B and 17, New Bavaria, Ohio, 2000 Directory. Includes Holgate United Methodist Church, 322 Pittsburg Avenue, Holgate, Ohio, 2000 Directory.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Route 2, Deshler, Ohio, May 10, 1964. Founded in March 1899, this is the 65th Anniversary book.

 

Decko, Decot, Hefflinger Photos

Back in 2001, this item was published in our July-August newsletter. To our knowledge, nobody ever claimed the photos, and recent attempts to track down Lee Hashbarger have failed.

CALLING ALL HASHBARGERS . . .

A notebook containing some identified and many un­identified photos of Hashbarger, Shaffer, Crockett, Kline, Decko, Dietrich, Decot, Harold, Hefflinger, Dibble, Overhaulse, Shoemaker, Newell, Wright, Pender, Packard, Snider/Snyder and Waltner family members is in the (Deshler) library if you care to check for family members. Related families include Sims and Crist. Contact for more info is Lee Hashbarger, Lima, OH 45801.

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