Finding aid created by: CMV
Date: 29 Oct 1979
|16 Jul 2008||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|22 Nov 2016||rehoused, SULF prep (MS)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church (Binghamton, N.Y.)|
|Title:||Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church (Binghamton NY) Records|
|Quantity:||3.5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Established as the Emmanuel Church of the Evangelical Association in 1870 when the Reverend J. Vossler (Evangelical Association) was sent to Binghamton, N.Y., in response to the request of the people. After Feb. 1970, the name changed to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church; the church closed officially May 1976. Collection includes business files including, minutes of board meetings (in German) (1890-1899), trustees (1939-1940); Sunday school reports (in German) (1880-1910), and those of other internal governing bodies (1880-1976); financial records include cancelled checks, budget reports, and treasurers records (1914-1977).|
|Language:||Bulk in English, some in German.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
The movement which formed the Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church was organized by Jacob Albright in Pennsylvania in 1800. He ministered mainly to the Germans in the area until, unable to obtain funding through the Methodist Episcopal Church with which they were associated, he established the Evangelical Association. They organized their first mission in New York (the Mohawk Mission) in 1839 and in 1849 held their first New York conference in Buffalo. Reverend J. Vossler was sent to Binghamton in April of 1878 upon request of the people there. They formed Emmanuel Church of the Evangelical Association of Binghamton ion March 2, 1870 with 24 charter members. The church was located at 80 Front Street, with the parsonage next door at 82 Front Street. Sometime after February of 1970 the name was changed to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church. It closed officially on May 13, 1976, and its congregation consolidated with other local Methodist churches.
The Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church Records consist of business files, financial files, and legal files. Business files contain records of different organizations within the church. Financial files contains the financial records of the church and of its various organizations. Legal files pertain to the sale of the church buildings after it closed.
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Vossler, H., Reverend.
Emmanuel Church of the Evangelical Association.
Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church (Binghamton, N.Y.)
Emmanuel United Methodist Church (Binghamton, N.Y.)
Church records and registers -- New York (State) -- Binghamton.
German Americans -- New York (State) -- Binghamton.
Methodist Church -- New York (State) -- Binghamton.
Methodists -- New York (State) -- Binghamton.
Genres and Forms
Minutes (administrative records)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church (Binghamton NY) Records
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||Annual and board meeting minutes (in German) 1890-1899|
|Box 1||Board of trustees meeting minutes 1939-1948|
|Box 1||Council of administration records 1949-1976 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Ladies Auxiliary Society secretary's records 1931-1938|
|Box 1||Lists of elected officers 1972-1973|
|Box 1||Local conference records 1959-1963|
|Box 2||Official board meeting records 1920-1949 (3 folders)|
|Oversize 1||Official church record book (in German) 1877-1916|
|Oversize 1||Official record book 1921-1961|
|Box 2||Quarterly conference records 1909-1923, 1947-1969 (2 folders)|
|Box 3||Reports 1969-1976|
|Box 3||Sunday School secretary's records (in German) 1880-1882, 1899-1910 (3 folders)|
|Box 3||Unidentified records (in German) 1889-1920 (3 folders)|
|Box 4||Young People's Alliance records 1905-1913|
|Box 4||Young People's Alliance roll call and dues records 1894-1932|
|Box 4||Bank account records 1968-1978|
|Box 4||Bills 1974-1977 (4 folders)|
|Box 4||Cancelled checks 1974-1976 (2 folders)|
|Box 5||Cancelled checks and check stubs 1976-1977|
|Box 5||Check stubs 1965-1976 (5 folders)|
|Oversize 2||Church accounts ledger 1959-1976|
|Box 5||Conference remittance statements 1975-1976|
|Box 5||Evangelical League of Christian Endeavor, treasurer's records 1925-1945|
|Box 5||Final checking and savings account records 1976-1977|
|Box 6||Financial report to members forms 1966|
|Box 6||Proposed budgets 1975-1976|
|Box 6||Reports 1968-1976|
|Box 6||Savings accounts books 1965-1975|
|Box 6||Savings accounts book 1965-1976|
|Box 6||Statement of church assets 1977|
|Box 6||Treasurer's records 1914-1943, 1934-1937 (2 folders)|
|Box 6||Trustees' final statement 1978|
|Box 6||Trustees' statement of disbursement of church assets 1977|
|Box 6||Documents concerning ownership and sale of church land 1972|