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Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church (Binghamton NY) Records

An inventory of its records at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: CMV
Date: 29 Oct 1979

Biographical History

The movement which formed the Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church was organized by Jacob Albright in Pennsylvania in 1800. He ministered mainly to the Germans in the area until, unable to obtain funding through the Methodist Episcopal Church with which they were associated, he established the Evangelical Association. They organized their first mission in New York (the Mohawk Mission) in 1839 and in 1849 held their first New York conference in Buffalo. Reverend J. Vossler was sent to Binghamton in April of 1878 upon request of the people there. They formed Emmanuel Church of the Evangelical Association of Binghamton ion March 2, 1870 with 24 charter members. The church was located at 80 Front Street, with the parsonage next door at 82 Front Street. Sometime after February of 1970 the name was changed to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church. It closed officially on May 13, 1976, and its congregation consolidated with other local Methodist churches.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church Records consist of business files, financial files, and legal files. Business files contain records of different organizations within the church. Financial files contains the financial records of the church and of its various organizations. Legal files pertain to the sale of the church buildings after it closed.

Arrangement of the Collection

All series are arranged alphabetically by topic or subject.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has several collections relating to churches in New York State. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing. Also, our Rare Books collection has numerous related printed items; for a complete list of these, please search the Classic Catalog.

Subject Headings


Vossler, H., Reverend.

Corporate Bodies

Emmanuel Church of the Evangelical Association.
Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church (Binghamton, N.Y.)
Emmanuel United Methodist Church (Binghamton, N.Y.)
Evangelical Association.


Church records and registers -- New York (State) -- Binghamton.
German Americans -- New York (State) -- Binghamton.
Methodist Church -- New York (State) -- Binghamton.
Methodists -- New York (State) -- Binghamton.

Genres and Forms

Minutes (administrative records)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church (Binghamton NY) Records
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents

Business files

Financial files

Legal files