1834 – 1900

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  1. Mary Wolf

    1827 – Dec. 18 – St. Paul’s was incorporated – Pr. Meyerhofer (1827-1828)
    Original land grant from Holland Land Company 50 acres in Cheektowaga
    Second land grant 1 acre at current location
    1828-1841 – Rev Keller
    1831 First building erected
    1841 – May 31 – Congregation was re-incorporated
    1841-1844 – Rev. Schmidt
    1844 – First Parish Record book begun – Rev. Bindemann (1844-1946)
    1846-1848 – Rev. Forschner – died while serving
    1848-1852 – Rev. C. Albert Ebert
    1852-1853 – Rev. Walther
    1853-1858 – Rev. J.P. Conradi
    1858-1861 – Rev, William Schmidt
    1861-1865 – Rev. Gustav Bochert
    record of one parish member serving in the Civil War – Johann Diegel – killed at 2nd Bull Run
    1865-1896 – Rev. Adolph Boettger
    1872 – First Constitution written (in German) and adopted
    – first Council Minutes Book started (in German)
    1874 – First building torn down and replaced
    1879 – August 7 – Fire destroyed church, parsonage, sheds and neighbor’s house and barn
    1879 – Oct. 5 – cornerstone laid for new church building
    1896 – Nov. 23 – Rev. Boettger died while serving. His last pastoral act was a baptism.
    1897-1919 – Rev. Ernst Burk

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