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From: Jim Garrity <>
Subject: Re: [NYC] 1866 city directory for a church
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 10:44:17 -0500
> Does anyone have easy access to an 1866 NYC city directory? I am looking
> for The German Evangelical Lutheran Church at 118 West 41st St. Thanks to
> some help from Jim Garrity I know that the church was there in 1852 (with
> Rudolph Wieczorek as minister), but I am wondering if it was still there in
> Jan 1866 when my 3 great grandparents were married. I have the certificate
> of their marriage from the church (written in German of course :o) ), but
> I can't find the name of the church on it. The name of the pastor is
> there, but I can't make it out. Below his name is written 59 West 41st St
> (I presume his address). Above his name it says D (at least that is what
> the letter looks like) = Rudolph Wieczorek. Also, the church is no longer
> there, and if anyone has any ideas about where I might write to find the
> records for the church I would be forever grateful.
> There is an Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke at 308 west 46th St
> (has been there since at least 1890). I have written to this church (back
> in Jan) to see if they have any record of the marriage but still haven't
> heard back from them.
Well, here I am again........... :-)
It looks like St. Luke's is your answer...........in the 1865 Directory
the Church is at 203 West 43rd street...Minister is G. W. DREES, home at
99 West 41st street.
In 1870, the Church is at 318 West 43d.......Minister G.W. DREES, home
at 245 West 48th st.........
The Church's name is listed as St. Luke's in the 1870 and 1865
Directories, so I'm pretty confident that the present day St. Luke's is
the descendant of that earlier Church---it obviously moved around a bit
during the years, but it stayed within a range of several blocks in the
middle 40's on the West side of Manhattan........
Good Luck! Maybe you should write again...........?
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