Mailing Address:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Library
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

Phone:
(843) 953-8016

Title: St. John's Lutheran Church Records

Collection #: 0041

Dates: 1743-1936

Size: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Biographical Note: Evangelical Lutheran church organized in Charleston, South Carolina in 1742. The present church sanctuary on Archdale Street was dedicated in 1817.

Scope and Content Note: Collection consists of typewritten transcriptions of the records (1743-1931) of St. John's Lutheran Church compiled as a W.P.A. project in 1935 and 1936. Includes a "Journal Containing the Five Articles of Faith according to the Constitution of the State of South Carolina, Act of Incorporation, also the Rules and Transactions of the Corporation of St. John's Lutheran Church in Charleston" (1786); rules of the church (1784-1810); birth, baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death registers (1743-1917); lists of pewholders (1812-1844); a ledger (1836-1849); cash books (1885-1915); minutes of the meetings of the Sunday School (1824-1830, 1825-1931) and the vestry and wardens (1786-1845, 1865-1913); and a pew chart (1792).

Subject Headings:

St. John's Lutheran Church (Charleston, S.C.) -- Records and correspondence.
Church records and registers -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
Lutherans -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
Charleston (S.C.) -- History.
South Carolina -- History.

Inventory:

Box/Folder
Articles of Faith, Act. Of Incorporation, etc.
1786
1/1
Rules of the Church 1784-1810
1/2
Baptisms 1822-1917
1/3
Confirmations 1822-1917
1/4
Marriages 1822-1917
1/5
Deaths 1822-1917
1/6
Births and Deaths 1700’s – 1800’s
1/7
Pewholders 1812-1815
1/8
Pewholders 1815-1817
1/9
Pewholders 1818-1823
1/10
Pewholders 1823-1826
1/11
Pewholders 1827-1837
1/12
Pewholders 1829-1844
1/13
Alms Ledger 1836-1844
1/14
Cash Book 1885-1902
2/1
Cash Book 1902-1905
2/2
Cash Book 1911-1915
2/3
Sunday School Minutes July 15, 1824- Jan. 31, 1830
2/4
Sunday School Minutes Oct. 14, 1925- Jan. 25, 1927
2/5
Sunday School Minutes Mar. 15, 1927-Mar.3, 1931
2/6
Minutes Apr. 17, 1786-Nov. 2, 1803
2/7
Minutes Apr. 17, 1786-Jan. 7, 1818
2/8
Minutes Nov. 13, 1803-Jan. 9, 1818
2/9
Minutes Jan.8, 1818-Nov. 8, 1829
3/1
Minutes Jan.8, 1818-Nov. 8, 1929
(Complete Duplicate Set)
3/2
Minutes Jan. 14, 1820-March 21, 1845
3/3
Minutes Nov. 22, 1865-Oct. 27, 1882
3/4
Minutes Feb. 9, 1883-Oct. 10, 1913
3/5