Ebenezer German Congregational Church - Portland

First German Congregational Ebenezer Church was founded in 24 April 1892. The following Volga Germans were charter members of the Ebenezer Church:

Henry Aschenbrenner, Margaret Aschenbrenner, John Gable, Elizabeth Gable, John Giebelhaus, Margaret Giebelhaus, George Hinkle, Elizabeth Hinkle, John Krieger Sr., Margaret Krieger, John Krieger Jr., Elizabeth Krieger, Henry Kniss, Katharine Kniss, John Leel, Magdalena Leel, John Miller, Alice Miller, Conrad Repp, Emma Repp, George Repp, Margaret Repp, Ludwig Sauer, Magdalena Sauer, Conrad Schnell, Anna Marie Schnell, Conrad Sinner, Katherine E. Sinner, John Schwartz, Katherine Schwartz, Adam Schwartz, Elizabeth Schwartz, Peter Weigandt, Sophia Weigandt, Henry Wolf, Margaret Wolf, Conrad Yost, Elizabeth Yost, Peter Yost, Elizabeth Yost, John Yost, Magdalena Yost, Adam Yost, Katherine E. Yost.

The church disbanded in 1992 and the property was sold to the Foursquare Church.

Location:

NE 7th & Stanton
Portland, Oregon

Pastors & Priests: 

The members of Ebenezer were served by the following pastors:

Johannes Koch (1892)
Edmund Grieb (1893-1895)
Johannes Koch (1895-1899)
Jacob Legler (1899-1900)
John C. Schwabenland (1900-1901)
Jacob Fath (1901-1903)
John Hopp (1903-1914)
Fredrick Arthur Willmann (1914-1918)
George L. Zocher (1918-1924)
George Henry Graf (1924-1933)
Ferdinand Renz (1933-1935)
Hugo Becker (1935-1948)
Jonathan Weber (1948-1954)
Eric L. Kallis (1954-1958)
J.S. Gyorog (1958-1984)

Sources: 

- Ebenezer Congregational Church Seventy-Five Years, 1892-1967
- Eisenach, George J. Pietism and the Russian Germans in the United States (Berne, Indiana: The Berne Publishers, 1948): 135-136.
- History of the Pacific Conference of Congregational Churches of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, 1897-1964

Resources: 

Church Records (Ruth Williams)

Ebenezer German Congregational Church (1895) in Portland, Oregon.
Source: Steve Schreiber.

Ebenezer German Congregational Church in Portland, Oregon.
Source: Steve Schreiber.

Former Ebenezer Congregational Church (1999) in Portland, Oregon.
Source: Steve Schreiber.

1903 Confirmation Class of Ebenezer Congregational Church.
Source: CVGS Collection.

1918 Confirmation Class of Ebenezer Congregational Church.
Source: CVGS - Jerry Schleining Collection.

1927 Confirmation Class of Ebenezer Congregational Church.
Source: CVGS - Jerry Schleining Collection.

1928 Confirmation Class of Ebenezer Congregational Church.
Source: CVGS - Jerry Schleining Collection.