Saint James Lutheran Church Cemetery

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Saint James Lutheran Church Cemetery

Also known as Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church Cemetery

Location
Folsom, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Memorials 315 added (96% photographed)

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St. Jacobus (German equivalent of James) Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded by German immigrants in 1848 and constructed their building in 1852. However, there was a congregational split in 1870. A larger house of worship was built next-door as St. James Lutheran Church and the original building remained affiliated with the Zion Reformed Church. The Zions Lutheran Church of Egg Harbor City, whose congregation also split and formed St. John's German Reformed Church in 1862, originally supplied the pastor of Zion Church. Zion Church aligned itself with St. John's, most notably during the 40+ year pastorate of Rev. Charles E String. With declining membership, the trustees of Zion Church entered a resolution to join the membership of St. James and transfer all property to that church. On 16MAY1999 the last hymn sung was "Blest Be The Tie That Binds", and Rev. Michael Edwards-Ronning literally "buried the hatchet" (engraved with both church names) in ground between the two buildings thus ending the 129-year feud. The original building, which is an official New Jersey Historic Site, was renamed St. Jacobus and will be retained for special occasions such as small weddings

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GPS Coordinates: 39.60698, -74.84674

  • Added: 6 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1617354