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Union Christian Church of Johnson County record book

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: V316

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two bound volumes containing photocopies of the church records of the Union Christian Church of Johnson County, Indiana. Ranging from 1853 to 1895, the entries include membership records and the minutes of worship meetings and business meetings. Volume one also includes copies of a December 22, 1890 letter from Mattie S. Mann to Mr. and Mrs. [Franklin Smith] Records and a January 9, 1891 letter Mr. Records sent to Harvey Satterwhite. Volume two includes three pages containing information regarding July 1895 agricultural reports on corn, rye, winter wheat and oats for Franklin Township.


  • 1853-1895

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.

Historical Note

The Union Christian Church is located southwest of Franklin in Johnson County, Indiana. Founded on June 12, 1853, several of the charter members were from the Branch, Featherngill, and Tucker families. The congregation met in a schoolhouse until a frame structure was built in 1855. The frame church was replaced by a brick building that could seat 350 people in 1869 and the present building was completed in 1961.


Information found within collection.

"Union Christian Church Completed; Dedication Set for Sunday, July 16." Franklin Evening Star (Ind.), June 15, 1961.

"Union Christiam Church Planning Centennial Observance Next Month." Franklin Evening Star (Ind.), May 28, 1953.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 volumes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Fort Wayne Public Library on 1972/10/30.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/01/27 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/01/27 by Laura Eliason.
Union Christian Church of Johnson County record book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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