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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Columbia, S.D.) Records

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2017-040

Content Description

The collection consists of a comb bound booklet and digital files regarding church records for Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Brainard, S.D.) in Brown County. The church records date from 1887 to 1927. The digital files were created in 2016 and 2017. The records include the church’s constitution and signatories, as well as church meeting minutes from 1887 to 1927. The original journal was scanned and converted to a .pdf file which was part of the donation. The donor translated the German text to English and that translation accompanies the donation (both in the booklet and digital files). In addition, a scanned journal for St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (Columbia, S.D.) was also included with the donation. The journal includes a constitution and minutes and dates from 1917 to 1948. The journal was written in German from its beginning up to April 1933 when it changed to English. Notes are made for special events in the church’s history. Zion Lutheran, located near Brainard and St. John’s Lutheran, located in Columbia were affiliated together in 1917. The digital files were run through the State Archives digital preservation program.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • Digitized: 2017
  • 1887-1927
  • 1917-1948



0.1 Cubic Feet

2210 Megabytes