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The German Lutheran congregation of McDonald PA
25th Anniversary

From the McDonald Record, July 30, 1909, page unknown:
German Church Anniversary

The German Lutheran congregation of McDonald celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the dedication of their church building yesterday. Appropriate exercises were held in the sanctuary in the forenoon, followed by the picnic of the Sunday School in the afternoon. The history of the congregation dates back to 1871, when the Rev. SCHWEIGER of Kittanning held the first service in MCCARRELL’s schoolhouse. Afterward services were held once a month in the Bulger schoolhouse. The Rev. S. MUNSCH of Pittsburg, deceased, succeeded the Rev. SCHWEIGER, and during his pastorate the present church building was erected and dedicated in July of 1884. The membership numbered 45. The Rev. MUNSCH was followed by the Rev. R. BOETHELT, who had served only a short time when he accepted a call from the Lutheran Church at Mansfield, Ohio. In 1889 the congregation called the Rev. Carl MILDNER of Brushton, Pa., who served seven years. His successor was the Rev. George DIETZ of Jeannette, Pa., now of Connellsville, Pa., who resigned in April of 1901, after serving faithfully for five years.

Rev. J. H. TARNEDDE of McKees Rocks has for the past eight years been the pastor of the church, which now numbers 142 members. The church is flourishing in every department, the Sunday School especially being in a fine growing condition under the able superintendency of Miss Mary TRAUTMANN, assisted by Mr. John GROSSHEIM and others.

The church council is composed of Messrs. George WINDSHEIMER, Henry RAAB, Michael LINK, John LUTZ, Henry KRESS and Herman KASTE.


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