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Guilderland in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Lutheran Church

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 28, 2011
1. First Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.  
On this spot stood the
First
Lutheran Church
in Town of Guilderland
1787. Rev. Heinrich Moeller
first regular pastor

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 42.572′ N, 73° 59.901′ W. Marker is in Guilderland, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 146 and Hawes Road, on the right when traveling east on Route 146. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guilderland NY 12084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Reformed Dutch Church (approx. half a mile away); First Meeting (approx. 0.7 miles away); Inn of Jacob Crounse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Knower House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dr F. Crounse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Altamont (approx. 1.2 miles away); Altamont, New York (approx. 1.2 miles away); Family Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guilderland.
 
Regarding First Lutheran Church. "Though he preached occasionally in Guilderland
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 28, 2011
2. First Lutheran Church Marker
and performed ministerial services among the families of the Lutheran faith, no regular organization was effected till the 13th of October, 1787, when the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church was duly organized, with Rev. Heinrich Moeller as the first regular pastor. The first communion service was observed, August 11, 1788, when fifty-eight communicants were present. Rev. Mr. Moeller came from Hamburg, Germany, and studied theology with Rev. Dr. Muhlenbergh, of Philadelphia. He served as chaplain in the Revolutionary war, after which he served several congregations. At one time he was pastor of the Lutheran Church in Albany, and the first Lutheran house of worship in that city was erected under his ministry. He was reputed as a noble example of a pure, devoted minister. He served the church at Guilderland six years, and died at the age of eighty years. "
- Bi-centennial History of Albany: History of the County of Albany, N.Y. From 1609 to 1886, Volume 2 By George Rogers Howell, Jonathan Tenney,W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 856
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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