NDSU Libraries publishes second book in Church Book series

October 1, 2008

The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries is pleased to announce the publication of Church Book II: Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Gemeinde 1894-1965.

This book is a translation of the original church record books from the Peace Lutheran Church (Also known as the Sackmanns Gemeinde and the Schumacher Church). The German script was translated by Dorothea (Bergstedt) Ziegler - Dickinson, ND and compiled by Orion A. Rudolph - Ashley, ND.

The Peace Lutheran Church is one of seventeen Evangelical Lutheran Congregations churches in McIntosh County, North Dakota. These rural congregations are now associated with Zion Lutheran Church, Ashley.

TheFriedens Gemeinde church book contains baptismal registers, meeting minutes, communion registers, death registers, offerings, member registers, marriages, and burials. As a special enhancement for the book, Rudolph photographed all the tombstones at Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Rudolph also compiled all dates and had the inscriptions translated.

When asked why he got involved with this large project, Rudolph said, “Spiritual drive...the more I got involved the more spiritual drive I had for this project.” He wants the books to be accessible to future generations.

To purchase the $35.00 book, please contact the GRHC at 701-231-6596.

For more information, visit www.ndsu.edu/grhc.

Permission to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested by contacting Michael M. Miller