Zion German Reformed-Baltimore

Zion German Reformed Church


History of Baltimore City 1729-1893, S.B. Nelson, Publisher, 1893

Baltimore Sunpapers

This congregation was organized/founded on February 16, 1874. The first pastor was the Rev. Mr. Neff. The church was located at the corner of Aisquith and Edward Streets and grew consistently. A Sunpaper article reported that it was the offspring of St. John’s German Reformed Church.

In 1876 the church was sold to the Aisquith Street Presbyterian Church. The building was then sold to Oheb Yakof Hebrew Congregation in 1901. Zion German Reformed then purchased a building at Harford and Chase Streets. There is also the possibility that the church moved to Iona Terrace, which has since been sold to the Shepherd Community Baptist Church. Here, in 1904, they celebrated their 30th Anniversary on February 22nd. The Pastor at that time was Rev. J. Sommerlatte. They also had a 35th year celebration in 1909.

Pastors of Zion German Reformed

· Rev. Neef

· Rev. Henry Nerger

· Rev. Gustav Facius

· Rev. J. Sommerlatte

Photos courtesy of Ms. Barbara Becker Hinder (ggranddaughter of Conrad Meid, the first President of Zion Reformed Church Council.)

The First Pastor of Zion Reformed

35th Anniversary Celebration