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Saint Matthews Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina

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The goal of this project is to, first and foremost, honor our roots and the great history of our church, cemetery and congregation over the many years since being founded.

Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Cynthia Denise Griffin.

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • Entering information for those buried at our church cemetery into the WikiTree site;
  • Attaching any publications or documents to the page citing the history of our church or members;
  • Do you have old family photos of members of the congregation? Photos taken at church socials or homecomings? Photos that could timeline the growth and changes of our church over the many years? If so, please share them!

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!

The following information is taken from the document "The Eller Chronicles, Vol. XI:1, Sp Ed., February 1997.

1838 Church Record: St Matthew's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, North Carolina, confirming that early Ellers of Rowan County, North Carolina were Lutherans:

Rev. Benjamin Arey confirmed the following twenty-five people on March 3, 1838.

  1. George Harkey
  2. John M Eller
  3. Charles Eller
  4. Milas Kesler
  5. Lessy Kesler
  6. Lewis Frick
  7. David Eller
  8. Henry Wilheim
  9. Michael Eller
  10. George Eller
  11. John Eller
  12. Andrew Eller
  13. Daniel Frick
  14. Sophia File
  15. Catherine File
  16. Esther Stoner
  17. Elizabeth Hoffner
  18. Polly Eller
  19. Peggy Hoffner
  20. Leah Stoner
  21. Sally Eller
  22. Catherine Bruner
  23. Catherine Eller
  24. Clorah (Glory) Eller
  25. Elizabeth Kesler

From: A Brief History of St Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Rowan County, NC. (This substantiates that most, probably all, of the earliest Ellers in Rowan County, NC were Lutherans.)

Saint Matthews Lutheran Church new Fellowship Hall photo taken 20 May 2018 Salisbury Rowan North Carolina Source CD Griffin-7743 family photo collection




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Saint Matthews Lutheran Church new Fellowship Hall photo taken 20 May 2018 Salisbury Rowan North Carolina Source CD Griffin-7743 family photo collection
Saint Matthews Lutheran Church new Fellowship Hall photo taken 20 May 2018 Salisbury Rowan North Carolina Source CD Griffin-7743 family photo collection

Collaboration

On 6 Nov 2018 at 23:05 GMT G Moore wrote:

Cynthia, nice page, I cleaned up some of the wiki format for you. Hope you don't mind. I am working on Iredell County and it's roots in Rowan County.