Jerusalem Lutheran Church

Church Records of Old Ebenezer Church Georgia

Jerusalem Lutheran Church
Front of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, located along Ebenezer Road in Ebenezer, a ghost town in Effingham County, Georgia, United States.

Church Records of Old Ebenezer Church Georgia: Built in Effingham County, GA in 1767 – 69 by Lutheran Protestants who came to Georgia in 1734 after being exiled from Catholic Salzburg in Europe, the church is officially named Jerusalem Church. It stands on the site of a wooden building probably erected soon after the congregation moved from Old Ebenezer to New Ebenezer in 1738. During the Revolution the British used the Church as a hospital and stable and the metal swan on the belfry still bears a bullet hole. Though the town of Ebenezer no longer exists the Church has an active congregation of about 450 members. It’s original congregation came from St. Anna’s Lutheran Church in Augsburg, Germany. The Jerusalem Lutheran Church is the oldest surviving intact building in Georgia.

This collection contains the baptismal, marriage and death records from Old Ebenezer Church dating from the years 1754-1781.

Church Records of Old Ebenezer Church Georgia – Baptisms

Church Records of Old Ebenezer Church Georgia – Marriages

Church Records of Old Ebenezer Church Georgia – Burials

Voigt, A. G. Ebenezer Record Book: Containing Early Records of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Effingham, Ga., More Commonly Known as Ebenezer Church. Savannah, Georgia: C.A. Linn, 1929

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1 thought on “Church Records of Old Ebenezer Church Georgia”

  1. Norman V. Turner

    This picture is actually the rear of the Church. You will see the bell tower on the other end of the church. That is actually the front of the church. This picture was taken sometime before 1950. Today the church’s Sunday school rooms and social hall are located
    in a large building behind the Church, where you show as the “front of the building” in this article. Just being helpfull.

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