Andris Genealogy (Darquennes)
 Hirsch's Churches
    German-American Community of Lawrence Twp.
    Life of Daniel Hirsch
    The Berg Church and Cemetery
    Highland Ridge Church and Cemeteries
    St. John's Evangelical Church and [German] Cemetery
    Ludwig Cemetery
    St. Jacobs Church and Cemetery
    St. Luke's Lutheran Church
    St. Paul's Evangelical Church
    Sitka Cemetery
    Waxler Church and Cemetery
    German Protestant Evangelical Churches
    Ludwig Church Dispute
 Ludwig Cemetery
 Sitka Cemetery
 Jim's Garrett
 Lorene Andris
 Trip to Germany
 Interactive Map


Sitka Church and Cemetery

Location: On SR 26 at Sitka, northeast of Marietta. S25-26, T3, R7.

Founding of the church

The Evangelical Protestant Society of Lawrence Township met as early as June 17, 1853 at a local German school. Early leaders included Charles Barth, Christian Weinstock, Peter Wagner, Jacob Jung, Theobald Closz, Peter Ludwig, and Friedrich Gilcher. John P. Mueller was serving the congregation as early as 1877 and stayed until 1898 when Rev. Kampmeier was called. 27 persons were on the 1905 membership list. An organ was purchased in 1892. There is no current congregation but the restored church is usually open for the fall Foliage Tour in eastern Washington County (2006). Also known as Sitka Church and Old Dutch Cemetery.


  • German-American Communities, Churches, Cemeteries, Records and other Sources Washington County and Adjoining Townships in Noble and Monroe Counties, Ohio, information compled by Millie Covey Fry of Marietta, Oh, December 30, 2001; December 4-7, 2006, January 30, 2007. Information provided by Donna Betts, Kurt Ludwig, Catherine Sams, Ernest Thode, and Dean Zimmer.
  • Matt, Barbara Gerhart, translations of the Berg Church Records of Daniel Hirsch.