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Collection Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Bristol, Conn.) records
Collection Number I/O:39
Dates of Creation 1981
Extent of Description .25 linear feet, 1 box (1 folder in shared box)
Language English
Creator Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Bristol, Conn.)
Search Terms Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Bristol, Conn.)
Bethesda Lutheran Church (Bristol, Conn.)
Lebanon Lutheran Church (Bristol, Conn.)
Bristol (Conn.)
Connecticut
Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod of North America
Administrative or Biographical History The author of this paper, Richard B. Pearson, served as the pastor for Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol, Connecticut, which in 1962 merged with Lebanon Lutheran Church to form Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Scope & Content The collection consists of a paper entitled "The Making of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. A consolidation of Bethesda and Lebanon congregations." The paper addresses the founding of the Bethesda and Lebanon Lutheran Churches in Bristol Connecticut, and the merger of the congregations. Included is also information about the pastors and biographical information about the five largest families in church: The Andrew Gustaf Anderson family, The Carl August Ebb family, Nils August Johnson family, The Nicholas Nelson family, Olof Olson family.
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