Erie County (PA) Genealogy

City of Erie - Evangelical Church Related

Contributed by Janine McCoy


The information and images below have been gathered, transcribed and submitted by Janine McCoy. The first section is a program from a play performed by The Young People's League of Christ Evangelical Church. Janine's mother, Doris Kessler, was in this play. The date of the play is not known and could have been anywhere between the late 1920s and early 1940s. The second section is a clipping from Cliff Taylor's "Old Erie". Janine has reported that her grandmother, Elizabeth Kessler, attended there. It is not known exactly when this church was torn down. Any comments or questions concerning this material may be directed to Janine McCoy.


“ALWAYS IN TROUBLE”

         as played by

Christ Evangelical Young Peoples League-

         Erie, Penna.

 

It starts with a laugh

   And ends with a roar;

And when it’s all over

   You’ll want some more.

So don’t be grumpy

   And don’t be glum,

And wish by heck

   You hadn’t come.

 

We’ll do our best

   To give a good show,

But we need some help

   From you, you know.

So laugh out loud

   Applaud and grin,

And a Hoodooed Coon

   Is bound to win.

 

Music is furnished through the courtesy of Zion Church orchestra of Meadville, Penna., under the leadership of Mr. Walter Eccles.

 

Musical Numbers

  1. -  The All American Girl.……………………Al. Lewis
  2. -  Goofus………………….Wayne King – Wm. Harold
  3. -  Wedding March…………………………Mendelsohn
  4. -  The Old Clock……………………….R. L. Creighton
  5. -  Cherry Blossoms………………..…….J. S. Samecnik
  6. -  Repose……………………………………..F. Jackson
  7. -  Thoughts of Youth………………………..F. St. Clair
  8. -  Say It Isn’t So……………………………….. I. Berlin
  9. -  Glee Club……………………………..J. S. Samecnik

 

Violins: Harriet Moessner – Dorothy Roschl

Clarinet: Harold Hamilton

Saxaphone: Walter J. Eccles

Xylaphone and Traps: John Pioper

Piano: Rhea Eccles

 

NOTICE:  The members of the cast “ALWAYS IN TROUBLE” will cheerfully refund the price of admission and recommend a good doctor to any one in the audience who can sit through the performance of this show without laughing.

The cast wishes to thank publicly any one and every one who has helped to make this show a success.

Candy will be sold between the acts.

 

ALWAYS   IN   TROUBLE

 

Misery Moon………………A hoodooed coon

                        Carl J. Loos

 

Gideon Blair………………..…..A millionaire

                        Ernest Lytle

 

Tom Rissle……………...As slick as a whistle

                        Wesley A. Spangenberg

 

Hirem Tutt……………………..An awful nut

                        Don Hemme

 

Patrick Keller………………….A ticket seller

                        Fred Fried

 

Samantha Slade…………….A poor old maid

                        Lena Lohse

 

Rosebud Reese……….…Her charming niece

                        Mildred Loos

 

Paula Maleek…………………..A bolsheviek

                        Lizetta Massiello

 

Lulu Pearl…………………A lunchroom girl

                        Doris Kessler

 

TIME:   Today

PLACE:  A Railroad Station in Slabtown, Missoury.

Act I      The railroad station.  A grouchy millionaire.   A wedding.

Act II     The next day.  Paula on the trail.  The bomb explodes.

Act III    An hour later.  Shh! Not so loud.

 

 

 

A. J. WEST    LETTER   SERVICE

         3112   Oakwood   St .

Erie,                                      Penna.

 


St. Luke's Evangelical Church was at 120 W. 9th but has lost to progress. It was the oldest church structure in Erie having been built by the Universalist Society of Erie in 1844. The Universalists were generally Connecticut people who settled along the lake in the early days. This triangle had been claimed by Connecticut along with Western Reserve in Ohio. The building was purchased by the St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran congregation in 1897. It was torn down during the redevelopment of that block. Only a few buildings in the city were older.


This page was last updated on  Wednesday, February 18, 2004 .

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