2010-04-08 / Local & State

New Historical Society Book

The latest in the Fulton County Historical Society’s annual book series was mailed last week to all members. It contains 80 pages of births, marriages and burials recorded in the 19th century Lutheran Church books for Fulton County, from 1806 through 1899. The earliest records were translated from the German script.

The St. Paul Lutheran congregation built the first church in McConnellsburg in 1801. Later Lutheran churches included St. Paul’s of Big Cove Tannery and Zion Lutheran of Buck Valley. All three churches are recorded in the book.

Major families included in the surname index include Bender, Bivens, Black, Carbaugh, Commerer, Eitemiller, Glenn, Gress, Grissinger, Hess, Lehman, Linn, Miller, Myers, Ott, Ray, Rinedollar, Stoner, Tritle, Unger and others.

Pat George, who entered the names on computer for printing, became interested in Fulton County families while researching her husband’s line, which descended from Philip and Elizabeth Dishong George, and son Philip D. and Rebecca Pittman George, all of Belfast Township in the early 1800s.

In McConnellsburg, extra copies of the book are available at Summer Thyme Floral, Towne Framing and the Chamber of Commerce office, all on Lincoln Way West; at the Fulton County Library and the Fulton County Treasurer’s Office; and in Waterfall at Newman's Store. Mail orders at $10, including postage, may be sent to the Fulton County Historical Society, Box 115, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

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