Dutch Reformed Church
Hoboken, Hudson County
The church, now named the Hoboken Community Church, houses a union
congregation (apparently Methodist and Reformed), but no one I spoke
to in the church seemed to know anything about the original congregation.
In 1910, the Hoboken telephone
directory listed a Deutsche Evangelical (Lutheran) church at the
and Garden Street address where this church sits, but it was started
as a German-speaking church in 1856 and was reorganized as
a Dutch Reformed church in that year. This building was erected
Sometime between that date and 1910, it must have reverted to a Lutheran
church, which was not uncommon in that era. Note the similarity to
Lafayette Society's Reformed
church in Jersey City, built a couple years later.
I received the following communciation from a Ms
church now known as the Community Church of Hoboken on 606 Garden
St in Hoboken, NJ, was originally a Dutch Reformed Church
serving the immigrant
German population in the Hoboken area. The church was founded by Leopold
Mohn, my greatgrandfather, who was sent as a missionary from Germany.
Apparently, he and the other Germans were not well liked at first,
family story tells of his being hanged in effigy. However, he was very
well liked by the time he passed away as a newspaper account
of his funeral in
Hoboken tells of 5,000 people showing up and having to stand outside
church, with women wailing and fainting. His medium sized obelisk grave marker is in the cemetery near by.