The Ohio District Archive is located at the Ohio District office in Olmsted Falls, Ohio and stores information of historical interest about the following entities:

  • Current active congregations of the Ohio District
  • Closed congregations of the Ohio District
  • The Ohio District itself (founding, past District conventions, work of past District officers)

 

ARCHIVES ALIVE!

Where the District's stories of the past have an impact on our churches today! 

February 2018 Article - Our First and Last District Convention
March 2018 Article "I Remember the First District Convention!"
April 2018 Article Retirement Reflections, by Rev. Dr. Gil Duchow
May 2018 Article The Case of the Missing Pastor 
June 2018 Article In Memoriam - Rev. Paul A. Weber
July 2018 Article Ideas for Celebrating a Church's Anniversary
 

Current Active Congregations of the Ohio District

The Archive has no records of official acts (Baptisms, confirmations, weddings, funerals). Contact the congregation yourself.

The Archive has information about such things as the founding, the pastors, and the milestones of these congregations. 

 

Closed Congregations of the Ohio District

The records of the official acts of closed congregations are kept at the Reference Department of the Concordia Historical Institute, not at the Ohio District Archive. There are exceptions:

  • St. Luke Lutheran Church, Sauer Ave., Cleveland
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church, E. 55th St., Cleveland
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Portsmouth

The Archive has information about such things as the founding, the pastors, and the milestones of some, but not all closed congregations. You may also contact the Reference Department of the Concordia Historical Institute. NOTE: There is an hourly charge for research done by the Concordia Historical Institute.