Collection: Church Record of Old Ebenezer Church Effingham County Georgia

Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1766 Marriages

Patrick Onyl and Mary Krumbl were joined in marriage June 17, 1766. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now John Adam Freyermuth and Mary Elizabeth Buehler were united in marriage Oct. 7, 1766. John Oechsle and Elizabeth Gress were joined in marriage Dec. 16, 1766. John Meyer and Christine Remshardt was joined in marriage Dec. 23, 1766. The text was Phil. 4:5,...

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1767 Marriages

Christian Oechsle was united in marriage with the widow Walpurg Kraeuter, Jan. 27, 1767 in Bethany. The wedding text was in Rom. 12:12: “Rejoicing in hope.” John Maurer and Mary Magdalene Zant were joined in marriage Feb. 24, 1767. Ps. 37: 4, 5. John Jacob Kieffer and Dorothy Reuter were joined in marriage March 24, 1767. Solomon Zant and Elizabeth Kieffer were also united in marriage March 24, 1767. The wedding text Ps. 119:132. George Louis Roth and Anna Fetzer were united in marriage March 31, 1767. John Frederick Ochs was joined in marriage with Anna Fetzer, daughter of Sebastian Fetzer, May 19, 1767. John Leonhardt Niess and Christine Elizabeth Schmied were joined in marriage May 26. John Seckinger and Anna Barbara Huber were united in marriage Sept. 29, 1767. Josh. 1:8. Joshua Stafford and Margaret Irenmonger. Israel Bird and Anna...

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1768 Marriages

Silvanus Bird and Dinah Stafford, all on Ogeechee River, were joined in marriage March 4, 1768. John Ford and Mary More. James Nolliboy and Catharine Gaskin, all in St. Matthew Parish, were joined in marriage March 7, 1768. John George Rentz and Hannah Margaret Kalcher were joined in marriage March 8, 1768. John 15:14. Matthew Weinkauf and Christine Mackh were joined in marriage April 12, 1768. Text, Psalm 59:16, 17. John Stafford and Susanne Evans were lawfully married on the 26th day of May, 1768. They are living in the province of South Carolina. John Nevil and Francis Nicson were lawfully married on the 13th day of October, 1768. Solomon Perthero and Elizabeth Wiles were both lawfully married on the 25th day of October, 1768, in the presence of the bride’s father and other people. John Paul Miller and Elizabeth Maurer were joined in marriage Nov. 2, 1768. John Heinle was united in marriage with the widow Mary Barbara Schneider, Nov. 22, 1768. The wedding text was Psalm 73:23, 24. Nathan Taylor and Susannah Glazon were both lawfully married on the 8th day of December, 1768. So far the number has been reported. William Obrian and Mary Charnock were both lawfully married to each other on the 15th day of Dec.,...

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1769 Marriages

John Jeffes and Judith Dickson were both married the 6th of Febry., 1769. Abraham Mott and Sarah Scruggs both of St. Matthew’s Parish were lawfully married on the 16th of Febry., 1769. John Cothal Briker and Catharine Ambar were both lawfully, according to a License, married on the Tenth of March, 1769. John Frederick Briest was joined in marriage with the widow Rebecca Faul, March 28, 1769. Psalm 86:11. John Jones and Susannah Strobart were both law-fully joined together in holy wedlock agreeable to a License this 1st day of April, 1769. Daniel Burgsteiner and Mary Daescher were united in marriage, April 11, 1769. The wedding text was Psalm 25 :10. Mr. Christopher Frederick Triebner and Miss Frederick Mary Gronau were united in marriage April 18, 1769. The wedding text was Psalm 134. The Lord that made heaven and earth bless this couple out of Zion. Archibald Cunningham and Rachel Robert were united in marriage April 27, 1769. John Peter Freiermuth ,and Anna Catharine Groll were united in marriage May 23, 1769. Text : Prov. 2:6, 7. Allen Groves and Mary Lanier were joined in marriage June 22, 1769. John Braddock and Loucy Cook were both lawfully joined in marriage July 16, 1769. John Paul Mueller jun. and Anna Seckinger were joined in marriage July 18, 1769. Text : Rom. 7 :2-4. William Kings and Sarah Goldwire were both...

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1770 Marriages

John Scheeraus and the widow Magdalene Epinger were both legally united in Christian marriage in Bethany, Jan. 9, 1770. The wedding text, Psalm Matthew Weinkauf and Anna Rosina Kussmiaul were joined in marriage Jan. 16, 1770 in Goshen. Frederick Schrempf and Sarah Dixon were joined in marriage Feb. 7, 1770. John George Heid and the widow Mary Magdalene Schleich were united in marriage Feb. 27, 1770. Joseph Ironmonger and Sarah Johnsten were both lawfully joined in marriage March 21, 1770. Thomas Jones and Mary Howell, after threefold preceding publication, were both lawfully joined in marriage here in Jerusalem Church, June 11, 1770. Adam Kessler and Hannah Kiefer were joined in marriage Aug. 14, 1770. Richard Aephers and Nancy Brady were lawfully married on the 24th of August, 1770. Christian Ernest Zittrauer and Hannah Reiter were both lawfully joined in marriage Oct. 2, 1770. Matthew Bittenbach and Anna Paulus were both united in Christian marriage in Bethany, Nov. 7, 1770. Thomas Campbell and Sarah Cox, both of St. Matthew’s Parish, were lawfully married on the 29 of Dec., 1770. Thomas Rolbens and Sarah Harnage, both of St. George’s Parish, have been published on three several Sundays and holy days and requiring a certificate to prove it before a Justice, 1st Jan.,...

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1759 Marriages

Jacob Gnann was united in marriage with the widow Mary Margaret Depp, Jan. 23, 1759. John Scherraus and Anna Mary Mohr were joined in marriage Feb. 20, 1759 in Goshen. Samuel Royall and Esther Williams were united in marriage here May 8, 1759. Francis Pugh and Martha Raines were united in marriage Feb. 12, 1759. John Hopkins and Sarah Thomas were united in marriage March 21, 1759. Gregory Stierle, from Purrysburg, was united in marriage here with Mary Rosina Hammer, May 16, 1759. John Lohrmann and Susanna Humbart were united in marriage May 28, 1759. John Christopher Heintz and Regina Barbara Hirsch were united in marriage Aug. 15,...

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1760 Marriages

Gabriel Maurer and Anna Eigel were united in marriage Feb. 13, 1760. John Heinle and Mary Kogler were joined in marriage Feb. 19, 1760. Gal. 6:15, 16. Caspar Gerber, a cabinet maker from Savannah, a widower, was united in marriage with Christine Barbara Haefner, the third daughter of the widow Straub, May 20, 176o. Isaiah 44:3, 4. George Fischer was united in marriage with the widow Anna Dorothy Rieser, June 24, 1760. John Wilson, an Englishman, was united in marriage with Mary Riedelsperger, Nov. 19, 1760. Up to this point those married reported to London. Christian Steiner and Dorothy Farr were united in marriage Dec. 16, 1760. Ps....

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1761 Marriages

Martin Fettler 0f Savannah and Anna Ursula Moser were united in marriage Feb. 3, 1761. George Schweiger and the widow Margaret Zittrauer were united in marriage May 19, 1761. John George Zittrauer was on the same day, May 19, 1761, united in marriage with Catharine Brandwein. John George Niess was united in marriage with the widow Sibyl Regina Geiger, Sept. 1, 1761. The wedding verse was Ps. 55: “Cast thy burden upon the...

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1754 Marriages

Christian Desher and Anna Christine Mayer were joined in marriage Feb. 19, 1754. An address was delivered on Ps. 119:105. John George Haid and Eleanor Kurtz entered into holy matrimony with each other March 4, 1754. Heb. 2:18. John Martin Paulitsch and Ursula Schwinthofer were united in marriage April 22, 1754. Their wedding verse was John 15:14. On the same day also George Rieser and the widow Anna Dorothea Mayer entered into holy matrimony with each other. John Caspar Beth and Eva Maria Zegler were joined in marriage the first Tuesday after Whitsunday, 1754. He lives in Goshen. John Rentz and Barbara Unselt were joined in marriage Nov. 26, 1754. The text was Eph. 4:23, 24. George Michael Weber and Mary Magdalena Greiner were joined in marriage the same...

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1755 Marriages

Wolfgang Mackh and the widow Anna Barbara Mayerhoefer of Purrysburg were united in marriage Feb. 24, 1755 John Paulus of the 3rd Swabian Transport was united in marriage with the widow Mary Ursula Groll, April 1, 1755. John George Niess and Mary Oepl were joined in marriage June 24, 1755. Bartholomew Mackh and Mary Stand were united in marriage July 1, 1755. The text was I Peter 3:9. Caspar Klock of Purrysburg and the widow Barbara Schaeffer were united in marriage July 28, 1755. Jacob Hueter and the widow Anna Gerber were joined in marriage Nov. 19, 1755. Jacob Frick and Anna Catharine Strubler of Purrysburg were united in marriage here Nov. 24, 1755. John Klein and Mary Christine Oechsl were joined in marriage Nov. 25, 1755. George Frederick Rester from Durlach and Mary Margaret Mengersdorf were joined in marriage Dec. 7,...

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1756 Marriages

Andrew Seckinger and the widow Agnes Ziegler were joined in marriage May 17, 1756. The text was from John 16:22. On May 31, 1756, John George Mueller and the widow Rosina Schubdrein were joined in marriage. Ps. 94:19 John George Ziegler and Anna Catherine Rau were joined in marriage June 1, 1756. John Conrad Frickinger and Barbara Greuser were united in marriage June 8, 1756. The text was Ps. 143:10. Andrew Greiner and Barbara Hirschmann were joined in marriage July 26, 1756. Mathias von Alman and Anna Magdalene Folcker were united in marriage here August 6, 1756. Jacob Frederick Kiefer was united in marriage with a young woman from Carolina, Anna Mary Winnagler, August 3, 1756. The text was Ecclus. 50:24-26. Jacob Tussing was united in marriage with the widow Mary Kaemmel, Sept. 14, 1756. Text Matt. 24:37-39. Hugh Kennedy was united in marriage with the widow Schremps, Sept. 22. N. B: Up to this point those married were sent on Dec. 6, 1756 to Mr....

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1757 Marriages

Conrad Eckart of Frankfurt was joined in marriage with the widow Anna Mary Hueber, Jan. 4, 1757. Text, Luke 11:28. Nehemiah Dindal was united in marriage with Elizabeth Miller of Halifax, Jan. 3, 1757. Thomas Walker of Briar Creek was united in marriage in the presence of witnesses with an unmarried woman of Briar Creek of the name Rebecca Emmanuel, Jan. 27, 1757. Michael Daumer and the widow Waldpurga Oechsse were joined in marriage March 22, 1757. Jacob Kuhn, a German from Charlestown of Lutheran confession, was united in marriage with Barbara Bandle, a Reformed widow from Purrysburg, June 27, 1757. Hans Pfluger and Barbara Rau were joined in marriage, Aug. 24, 1757. Sebastian Hasenlauer and Elizabeth Honold, nee Rau, were joined in marriage Oct. 12,...

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1758 Marriages

James Fletcher and Margaret Pigg were joined in marriage Feb. 6, 1758 in Halifax. John Caspar Greiner was united in marriage with the widow Caroline Magdalene Bornemann, Feb. 7, 1758 in Halifax. Jacob Mohr, from Gosen, was united in marriage with the widow Elizabeth Walliser, here in Ebenezer, March 2, 1758. John Caspar Wertsch and Miss Hannah Elizabeth Gronau were united in marriage March 14, 1758. The wedding sermon consisted of the urging of beautiful passages only, which treat of the good, that believers in Christ have and enjoy here in their discipleship of the cross, as wisdom 3:9; Ecclus. 34:14-20; Isaiah 45:24; I Cor. 1:30, from which may the Lord grant to them and all who heard them an abiding blessing. John George Schneider and Anna Barbara Schneider were joined in marriage March 21, 1758. James Ducker and Alice Heaton were joined in marriage April 15, 1758. John Schneider and Catherine Grimminger were joined in marriage June 7, 1758. Jacob Caspar Waldhauer and Agnesia Ziegler were joined in marriage June 27, 1758. Nicholas Schubdrein and Anna Mary Zuercher were joined in marriage July 4 of the same year. Thomas Schweighofer and Hannah Flerl were joined in marriage Aug. 1, 1758. Thomas Davis of Mount Pleasant and the widow Jane Southerland were joined in marriage Aug 17, 1758. Samuel Greves and Margaret Huber were joined in marriage November 7,...

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Church Records of Old Ebenezer Church Georgia

Church Records of Old Ebenezer Church Georgia: Built in Effingham County, GA in 1767 – 69 by Lutheran Protestants who came to Georgia in 1734 after being exiled from Catholic Salzburg in Europe, the church is officially named Jerusalem Church. It stands on the site of a wooden building probably erected soon after the congregation moved from Old Ebenezer to New Ebenezer in 1738. During the Revolution the British used the Church as a hospital and stable and the metal swan on the belfry still bears a bullet hole. Though the town of Ebenezer no longer exists the Church has an active congregation of about 450 members. It’s original congregation came from St. Anna’s Lutheran Church in Augsburg, Germany. The Jerusalem Lutheran Church is the oldest surviving intact building in Georgia. This collection contains the baptismal, marriage and death records from Old Ebenezer Church dating from the years 1754-1781.

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Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1759 Baptisms

Elizabeth, child of Christopher Rotenberger and his wife Elizabeth, was born Jan. 16, 1759, and baptized the same day. Sponsors were Hans Schmidt and his wife Juliana. Christiana, child of Matthew Wuest and his wife, was born Jan. 26, 1759 in the morning, and baptized on the 31st. Sponsors were John Michael Bormann and Mary Eva his wife, Frederick Treutlen and his wife Margaret. Ann, child of George Heck and his wife Mary, was born Jan. 13, 1759 in Haberkorn, and baptized the 31st. Sponsors were John Goebel and Anna Barbara his wife. John Gottlieb, child of John George Schneider and his wife, was born Febr. 18, 1759, and baptized on the 19th. Sponsors were George Faul, Leonard Kraus and his wife. John George, child of Peter Arnsdorf and his wife Barbara, was born Febr. 26, 1759, and baptized the same day. John Rentz, George Faul and his wife were sponsors. Anne, a child of English parents, Thomas Baxley and Verybee, was born March 8, 1759, and baptized on the 12th. John Martin Scheinlaender and his wife Mary were witnesses. Anna, child of Caspar Heck and Anna his wife, was born March 11, 1759, and baptized on the 12th. Sponsors were Zimmerebener, Kalcher and Rosina Mueller. Esther, daughter of Matthias Zettler and his wife, was born March 22, 1759, and baptized March 23. Sponsors were John Caspar Wertsch and...

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