Monday, May 4, 2015

Church Pew Plans Show Where Members Sat

Many of us try to determine where an ancestor worshipped since church records are often critical to our genealogy research. Another item that's interesting to find is an actual layout of the church pews showing where members sat. Here's a pew plan I found in The History of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, 1837-1909:

Other pew plans I found by doing a quick search in The Internet Archive include:

1 comment:

  1. It's ironic how in those days, the more you paid to rent a pew, the closer to the front you sat. As far back as I can remember (late 1960s), most everybody sat as close to rear as they could get!


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