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First German Evangelical 
Religious Societies - Book A

Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County Courthouse. This document found on page 98. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.

State of New York    }
Greene County         }  ss    We the undersigned two (2) of the members of the Church or Religious Society hereafter mentioned  one being called the chair and the other was Secretary do hereby Certify that on the 12th day of October 1870, the male persons of full age belonging to the Church or religious Society in which divine worship is celebrated according to the rites of the First German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Catskill and not already incorporated met at the place of public worship heretofore occupied by the said Church in the School house in West Catskill in the County aforesaid for the purpose of Incorporating themselves and did then and there elect by plurality of voices Abram Daneberger, Valentine Gunther, Frederick A. Stahl as Trustees of said Church and the said persons did then and there also determined by the like plurality of voices that the said Trustees and their successors should forever hereafter be called and Known by the name or title of the Trustees of the First German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Catskill

  Witness our hands and seals this ___ day of _____ 1870

Signed and Sealed in the    }                         Peter Merikel,  Chairman  LS
Presence of                           }                          John F. Hack   Secretary  LS
Edgar Russell                      }

State of New York          }
Greene County               } ss    On the 8th day of December  one thousand eight hundred  and seventy   personally appeared before me John F. Hack and Peter Merikel to me well known to be the persons described in and who executed the within instrument and acknowledged that hey executed the same

                                                                              Edgar Russell
Recorded December 8th 1870                           Justice of the Peace
H 3 P. M.

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