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601 School Street
Coraopolis, PA, 15108
United States

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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

zion evangelical lutheran church

  • Current Location: 1305 State Ave (dedicated 1954)

  • Prior Locations:

    • State Ave & Chestnut St (erected 1898)

    • Scharpf's Hall on Mill St (1896)

  • Founded: October 6, 1896

  • Founders: Mrs. Martha Stoehr, Rev. O.S. Oglesby, Rev. S.W. Mautz, Fred L. Poulson

  • German Language Services discontinued in 1921

  • In 1960, the church became affiliated with the newly-formed American Lutheran Church

  • Church Records: unknown

  • Pastors:

    • Rev. O.S. Oglesby, resigning in 1897 (could not speak German)

    • Rev. S.W. Mautz, served until 1902 (bilingual)

    • Rev. Otto Mees, served until 1913, when he became president of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio (bilingual)

    • Rev. R.H. Long, served until 1921 (bilingual)

    • Rev. George F. Hein, served until 1928 (bilingual)

    • Rev. Fred Poulson, served until his death in 1958

    • Rev. Glenn H. Oberdick

  • Phone: (412) 264-6420

  • Website:

Photos by Maiden City Snapshots

1971-09-29 The Coraopolis Record - Zion Lutheran's 75th Anniversary

Zion Lutheran Church at State and Chestnut.

State Avenue - Zion Lutheran Curch is on the left

Histories below were taken from the 1924 Coraopolis High School Review and Edward S. Maurey "Where the West Began".