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Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.56.3
Rating: 3 stars
Address: 527 Washington Street
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania 19601, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.33709, -75.92624
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1791-1794 [HIST1894]
Architect:
Also of interest:

Site Items

33.56.3.1: Miller Memorial Window: ornamental (1893) (Extant) item has a photo
33.56.3.2: Dauth Memorial Window: Charity (1893) (Extant) item has a photo
33.56.3.3: Harbster Memorial Window: Martin Luther (1893) (Extant) item has a photo
33.56.3.4: Arnold Memorial Window: Our Saviour (1893) (Extant) item has a photo
33.56.3.5: Seitzinger Memorial Window: St. Paul (1893) (Extant) item has a photo
33.56.3.6: Muhlenberg Memorial Window: Faith (1893) (Extant) item has a photo
33.56.3.7: Muhlenberg Memorial Window: Hope (1893) (Extant) item has a photo
33.56.3.8: Rightmyer Memorial Window: ornamental (1893) (Extant) item has a photo
33.56.3.9: Otto Memorial Window: ornamental (1893) (Extant) item has a photo
33.56.3.10: Fry Testimonial Window: The Good Shepherd (1894) (Extant) item has a photo
33.56.3.11: ornamental windows (Unknown)

Item 33.56.3.1

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Miller Memorial Window:  ornamental Miller Memorial Window:  ornamental
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Miller Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature: not signed [DT2012]
Other documentation: [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Memorial details: Daniel Miller (12 Jul 1812 - 20 Nov 1892) [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his family [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Date: Installed Oct 1893 [RT1893A]
Dedicated (at same time as building re-dedicated), 29 Oct 1893 [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / DANIEL MILLER / 1812-1892 / BY HIS FAMILY [PHOTO, RT1893A]
Category: Ornamental

Item 33.56.3.2

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Dauth Memorial Window:  Charity Dauth Memorial Window:  Charity
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Dauth Memorial Window
Theme: Charity [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature: not signed [DT2012]
Other documentation: [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Memorial details:
Donor: Katie A. Dauth [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Date: Inscription 1893 [INSCRIPTION]
Installed Oct 1893 [RT1893A]
Dedicated (at same time as building re-dedicated), 29 Oct 1893 [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "CHARITY // PRESENTED BY KATIE A. DAUTH, / THE YEAR OF HER CONFIRMATION, 1893 / "THE GREATEST OF THESE IS CHARITY". [PHOTO]
Category: Charity

Item 33.56.3.3

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Harbster Memorial Window:  Martin Luther Harbster Memorial Window:  Martin Luther
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Harbster Memorial Window
Theme: Martin Luther [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature: not signed [DT2012]
Other documentation: [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Memorial details: William Harbster (20 Oct 1823 - 16 Jun 1885) [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Ellen Matthews Harbster [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed Oct 1893 [RT1893A]
Dedicated (at same time as building re-dedicated), 29 Oct 1893 [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "LUTHER" // IN MEMORIAM WILLIAM HARBSTER / 1823-1885. / BY HIS WIFE ELLEN HARBSTER. / IN SILENTIO ET SPE ERIT FORTITUDO VESTRA." [PHOTO, RT1893A]
Category: Historic Figure

Item 33.56.3.4

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Arnold Memorial Window:  Our Saviour Arnold Memorial Window:  Our Saviour
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Arnold Memorial Window
Theme: Our Saviour [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature: not signed [DT2012]
Other documentation: [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Memorial details: deceased children of William Augustus Arnold and Ellen L. Rick Arnold [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: surviving children of William Augustus Arnold and Ellen L. Rick Arnold [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed Oct 1893 [RT1893A]
Dedicated (at same time as building re-dedicated), 29 Oct 1893 [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: COME UNTO ME // FROM THE LIVING CHILDREN OF / WM. A. AND ELLEN L. ARNOLD / IN MEMORY OF THOSE DECEASED. [PHOTO]
Category: Christ

Item 33.56.3.5

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Seitzinger Memorial Window:  St. Paul Seitzinger Memorial Window:  St. Paul
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Seitzinger Memorial Window
Theme: St. Paul [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature: not signed [DT2012]
Other documentation: [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Memorial details: Jacob Seitzinger (17 Mar 1791 - 19 Nov 1850) [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his daughter, Emma Belinda Seitzinger Hill [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed Oct 1893 [RT1893A]
Dedicated (at same time as building re-dedicated), 29 Oct 1893 [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "ST. PAUL" // IN MEMORY OF / JACOB W. SEITZINGER. DIED A. D. 1850. / I AM SET FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL [PHOTO]
Category: St. Paul

Item 33.56.3.6

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Muhlenberg Memorial Window:  Faith
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Muhlenberg Memorial Window
Theme: Faith [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature: not signed [DT2012]
Other documentation: [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Memorial details: Hiester Henry Muhlenberg (15 Jan 1812 - 5 May 1886) [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his family [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Date: Installed Oct 1893 [RT1893A]
Dedicated (at same time as building re-dedicated), 29 Oct 1893 [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: FAITH // TO THE MEMORY OF / HIESTER H. MUHLENBERG / 1812 - 1886. / BY HIS FAMILY. [PHOTO]
Category: Faith
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 call this the Henry A. Muhlenberg Memorial Window [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 33.56.3.7

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Muhlenberg Memorial Window:  Hope
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Muhlenberg Memorial Window
Theme: Hope [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature: not signed [DT2012]
Other documentation: [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Memorial details: Rev. Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg (13 May 1782 - 11 Jul 1844), pastor of the church, 1803-1829 [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his grandson, Henry Augustus Muhlenberg, III [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed Oct 1893 [RT1893A]
Dedicated (at same time as building re-dedicated), 29 Oct 1893 [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: HOPE // HENRY A. MUHLENBERG / BORN 1782 DIED 1844 / PASTOR TRINITY CHURCH READING 1803 - 1829 / "FOR WE ARE SAVED BY HOPE" [PHOTO]
Category: Hope
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 call this the Heister A. Muhlenberg Memorial Window [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 33.56.3.8

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Rightmyer Memorial Window:  ornamental Rightmyer Memorial Window:  ornamental
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Rightmyer Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature: not signed [DT2012]
Other documentation: [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Memorial details: John L. Rightmyer (29 Jul 1808 - 21 Jan 1889) [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
and Lenna Rinesmith Rightmyer (27 Nov 1811 - 31 Jan 1889) [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
and family [INSCRIPTION]
Donor: their son-in-law, Dr. John B. Sterley, and daughter, Amanda R. Rightmyer Sterley [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed Oct 1893 [RT1893A]
Dedicated (at same time as building re-dedicated), 29 Oct 1893 [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / J. L. RIGHTMYER AND FAMILY / BY DR. JOHN B. AND / AMANDA R. STERLEY [PHOTO]
Category: Ornamental
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 spell the name as Rightmeyer [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 33.56.3.9

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Otto Memorial Window:  ornamental Otto Memorial Window:  ornamental
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Otto Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature: not signed [DT2012]
Other documentation: [RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Memorial details: Dr. Bodo Otto (1709 - 13 Jun 1787) [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his descendants [INSCRIPTION, RT1893A, RT1893B, HIST1894]
Date: Installed Oct 1893 [RT1893A]
Dedicated (at same time as building re-dedicated), 29 Oct 1893 [RT1893B, HIST1894]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF DR BODO OTTO / 1709 1787 BY HIS DESCENDANTS [PHOTO]
Category: Ornamental

Item 33.56.3.10

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Fry Testimonial Window:  The Good Shepherd Fry Testimonial Window:  The Good Shepherd
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fry Testimonial Window
Theme: The Good Shepherd [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature: not signed [DT2012]
Other documentation: [HIST1894]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [HIST1894]
Memorial details: Rev. Jacob Fry (9 Feb 1834 - 19 Feb 1920) [INSCRIPTION, HIST1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: Women's Mission Society [HIST1894, INSCRIPTION]
Date: Dedicated ca. Feb 1894 [HIST1894, RT1894, DEDUCED]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO OUR FAITHFUL PASTOR, / JACOB FRY, D.D. / FROM THE WOMEN OF THE CONGREGATION. [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
Comment: The window was a testimonial to Rev. Fry on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of his pastorate in Feb 1894 [HIST1894, RT1894]

Item 33.56.3.11

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Comment: The figural windows have ornamental parts so possibly this entry refers to these [PHOTO, DT2012, DEDUCED]

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DT2012: Donald Traser, personal communication (29 Jun 2012)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1894: The history of Trinity Lutheran church, Reading, Pa., 1751-1894, Jacob Fry (1894, p. 277-278)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
PHOTO: Photo of item
RT1893A: Reading Times (13 Oct 1893, p. 4)
RT1893B: Reading Times (30 Oct 1893, p. 1)
RT1894: Reading Times (5 Feb 1894, p. 1)
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (6 Feb 1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1897: A List of Windows: And Extracts from Letters & Newspapers, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1897)
TIFF1910: A Partial List of Tiffany Windows, Tiffany Studios (1910)

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