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Oldwick in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

 
 
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Epstein - Hunterdon County Democrat
1. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription. New Jersey's oldest Lutheran Congregation's first service was conducted on August 1, 1714, by the Reverend Justus Falkner, the first Protestant minister ordained in America. It was held in the home of Aree Van Guinee, a freed slave, who later contributed land for the first church and a glebe for the pastor.

Baltes Pickel, who also attended the first service, built the first church and contributed generously to construction of the current church in 1749.

The Reverend Henry Muhlenberg, "Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America", and two sons later served as pastors.

A royal charter was granted in 1767.

God's steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations (Psalm 10:5)
 
Erected 2014 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 40.374′ N, 74° 44.941′ W. Marker is in Oldwick, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oldwick NJ 08858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (here, next to this marker); New Germantown

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker - Dedication Ceremony image. Click for full size.
By Rick Epstein - Hunterdon County Democrat
2. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker - Dedication Ceremony
(within shouting distance of this marker); Col. John Taylor's Grist Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Taylor's Mill Historic District (approx. 1.5 miles away); Presbyterian Church of Lamington (approx. 1.9 miles away); Village of Bissell (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lamington Black Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of Colonel John Mehelm House (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oldwick.
 
Also see . . .  Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. (Submitted on August 5, 2014, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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