Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, located in south Baltimore near the immigration pier, conducted services in German in its early years. The Maryland State Archives has the church registers on-line
in pdf format in the Special Collection SC6192 under the church’s current name, Locust Point Community Church. The archives made each type of record a separate pdf file.
Each of these pdf files was indexed as a separate database. Each baptism, marriage and death record was numbered consecutively by page in addition to the date of the event and the names of the main participants. The names of the confirmations candidates are listed by page and year.
The original records are worn with many pages frayed on the edges which caused loss of some text. Many of the records use the old German script.
If a name is found in these indexes, the user may find additional unexpected information in the pdf files of original records beyond typical information associated with a record type.
Baptismal records are generally on consecutive pages. Typically the child’s and father’s names appear on the first page and the mother’s maiden name appears on a following page. In our index, the initial page number was assigned to both pages of information. The baptism index includes the page number, record page entry number, date of the baptism, child’s given name, father’s name and mother’s given and maiden names.
1790 baptisms were recorded between 1886 and 1926.
Confirmations are indexed by name, page and year.
662 confirmations were recorded between 1887 and 1925.
Marriage record information spans consecutive pages. In this index, the initial page number was assigned to both pages of information. This index includes the page number, consecutive record entry number, date of the marriage, name of the groom and the name of the bride. Before 1906 place of origin may be present in the original record.
Between 1894 and 1898 approximately 90 marriages were performed for recent immigrants.
776 marriages were recorded between 1886 and 1926.
The original church register listed death related information across two consecutive pages. Only data from the first page was transcribed for this index, which includes the page number, record page entry number, date of the death, name of the deceased. Burial date was not transcribed. The next of kin and cemetery are usually listed on the second page.
587 deaths were recorded in the church register between 1887 and 1925.