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Religious Records Research at the Archives & Library of the Ohio History Connection

German Reformed

The German Reformed Church had a strong influence in Ohio in the 1800's. German, Swiss, Dutch, and French immigrants formed dozens of German Reformed Churches in North America.In 1850, at least seventy-four German Reformed Churches existed in the state. The German Reformed Church also established Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. In 1869, the church formally became known as the Reformed Church in the United States. In 1934, they united with the Evangelical Synod of North America and officially became known as the Evangelical and Reformed Church. In 1957, this new religious organization joined with the Congregational Church to establish the United Church of Christ.

Below are lists of select archival and library materials related to the German Reformed Church, available for research at the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library. Review the catalog links below, or explore our Online Collections Catalog using a specific church name or related search terms for more information [example search terms: "German Reformed Church", "German Reformed"].

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