History of New York City: Embracing an Outline Sketch of Events from 1609 to 1830, and a Full Account of Its Development from 1830 to 1884, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Perine Engraving and Publishing Company, 1884 - New York (N.Y.) - 881 pages
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Looking for information about the German Reform Church, Forsyth Street, New York 1850.
Pastor Frederick Busche presiding. Have marriage certificate for great grand father and great grand mother, she
having the last name of the pastor. Am trying to make a connection.
Can you help with any information about this pastor?
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includes detailed acct of Astor Place riot

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