Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection includes several transcripts and typescripts of the diary of Rev. Christian Streit, who was an 18th century Lutheran minister in Winchester, VA, USA. The diary, translated from German into English, covers the years from 1785 to 1788. Some transcripts include an index. The collection also contains a biographical sketch of Rev. Christian Streit, a report of marriages performed from Oct. 5, 1785 to Sept. 24, 1786, and letters written in 1831 by Susan Streit, his third wife. The diary is in the collection of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. It is also included in the book This Heritage by William E. Eisenberg.
(1 box) Last updated 06/14.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Christian Streit was born on June 7, 1749, in New Jersey. He graduated from the Academy and College in Philadelphia and took theological home study with Henry M. Muhlenberg and Provost Wrangel. He was ordained in 1770 and served with the 8th Virginia Regiment from 1776 to 1777. Streit took on the pastorate of Winchester in July 1785 serving Winchester, Strasburg, and Woodstock, VA. He remained at his post until his death on March 10, 1812.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Quarles, Garland R., Some Worthy Lives, Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1988, pgs. 220-222.
CITE AS: Christian Streit Diary, 836 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
SEE ALSO: This Heritage: the story of Lutheran beginnings in the lower Shenandoah Valley, and of Grace Church, Winchester by William E. Eisenberg, 2003. 284.1 Eis
Diary is included in this publication, including the index.
Streit, Christian – Diary, July 19, 1785 – Nov. 28, 1788 transcribed and indexed, 1 item, typescript and manuscript (photostat), 73 leaves
Streit, Christian – Diary manuscript (photocopy), July 19, 1785 – November 28, 1788, 42 leaves, manuscript (photocopy) – legal size
2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy) – letter size
Streit, Christian – Diary typescript with corrections, 43 leaves, typescript with written corrections
Streit, Christian – Diary transcript with letter to Dr. Fink, 1 leaf, typescript, letter; 43 leaves, typescript
Streit, Christian – Diary typescript; index, missing 3 pages
42 leaves, typescript, legal–diary; 28 leaves, typescript, letter, vellobound–index
Index - Streit, Christian – Index to Diary as Published in This Heritage, 7 leaves, typescript (mimeograph)
Index - Streit, Christian – Index to Diary published by Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society, 41 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
Index - Streit, Christian – Index to diary on CD, published by Mecklenburg Genealogical Society
Streit Christian – Biographical Sketch; notes, 2 leaves, typescript, legal; 1 leaf, typescript, letter
Streit, Christian – Report of Marriages performed Oct. 5, 1785 – Sept. 24, 1786, Sept. 25, 1786, 1 item, manuscript (photocopy)
Streit, Susan – Letters, 1831, 3 items, 3 pages, manuscript