Christ Church was founded by German families in what is now Tinicum Township. In the 18th century we were worshiping in a log church. By the 19th c. we were joined by a Presbyterian congregation, which became Tinicum Reformed, now Tinicum United Church of Christ (UCC).
The Brick Church, altered over the years by renovations and restored after a fire in 1907, still stands and houses Tinicum UCC.
The Lower Tinicum Union cemetery surrounds the Brick Church and, with the Hillpot Cemetery, is under the care of the Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery organization. This group maintains close ties with Christ Lutheran and Tinicum UCC, caring for the grounds and graves, and maintaining the cemetery records.
Prominent names from our history are Frankenfield, Trauger, Gruver, Hager, Meyers, Wismer and Fox (Fuchs).
Over the years the community we served was known as Wormansville, and we drew from Ottsville (Red Hill), Point Pleasant, Upper Black Eddy, and Pipersville.
Prominent names from our history are Frankenfield, Trauger, Gruver, Hager, Meyers, Wismer and Fox (Fuchs). Over the years the community we served was known as Wormansville, and we drew from Ottsville (Red Hill), Point Pleasant, Upper Black Eddy, and Pipersville.
At one time there was a small Lutheran church at Red Hill (Ottsville), but its history is sketchy, and we have not been able to find any connection with this little congregation that has faded into history.
Some families migrated across the Delaware River. The communities of Frenchtown and Milford, New Jersey are just across the river from Bucks County, and folks would move over and back to marry, work, for school and for church.
We may be able to find what you are searching for in our church records.
Please keep in mind that our office is staffed part-time, and searches will take time.
We do not make the historical records or parochial books available for examination. Our records were digitized by the Bucks County Historical Society, and are available there.
It may be helpful to check a link to the Tinicum Union and Hillpot Cemeteries.
When you contact us, please provide as much information as possible. We can be reached by e-mail or snail mail.
353 E Dark Hollow Rd
Pipersville PA 18947
To make a donation by mail or to contact the Cemetery Committee:
Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery
c/o Christ Lutheran Church
353 East Dark Hollow Road Pipersville, PA 18947