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Ella E. Frietzshe, Westminster Presbyterian Church history

 Collection — Folder: S2429
Identifier: S2429

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of "The History of Westminster Presbyterian Church Which Celebrated its 60th Anniversary February 22, 1948," a typewritten essay by Ella E. Frietzsche, a charter member of the Indianapolis, Indiana church. The first four pages of the history were originally written for the church's 50th anniversary in 1938 and Frietzsche added a fifth page to the essay with additional information for the congregation's 60th anniversary.


  • 1938-1948

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Ella E. Frietzsche was born December 8, 1868 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to John and Margaret (Burk) Frietzsche. The family moved to Indianapolis when she was around eight years old and she lived in the city for the next 76 years. Frietzsche became a schoolteacher and taught in the local public schools for 48 years before retiring in 1937. She was a charter member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, which was founded in February 1888. Frietzsche died at the age of 84 on November 6, 1953.

Sources: "Ella E. Frietzsche." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed September 22, 2022.

"Death of Mrs. [sic] Ella Frietzsche." Noblesville Ledger (IN), November 7, 1953.

"Miss Frietzsche Dies in Church." Indianapolis Star (IN), November 8, 1953.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ella E. Frietzsche on 1948/04/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/09/22 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/09/22 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.