38 DECEMBER 14, 2017 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: THE WAY IT WAS
Answering your letters about
Glendale and Brooklyn churches
BY THE OLD TIMER
We love hearing from our
readers as much as we love
sharing stories with them
about Our Neighborhood of long ago.
This week, we’re happy to answer two
inquiries that we’ve recently received.
The first comes to us from Werner
Ropers of Naples, FL, a former
Ridgewood and Glendale resident
who emailed a question about street
identity and a local church. He writes:
My name is Werner Ropers. I lived
in the Ridgewood-Glendale area from
1957-1991. I loved your newspaper when
I was residing there. Now I’m retired and
living in Naples, FL.
In my retirement, I have been doing
family genealogy research. I have come
across a baptismal document from 1918
that list a church on 406 Charlotte Place,
I’m unable to make out the name of
the church on the baptismal record
and would appreciate it very much if
someone tell me where this church is in
Glendale. Is it still a church? I’m sure the
name has probably changed since 1918.
I don't ever recall seeing a Charlotte
Place. The name may have changed to
a numbered street.
I would appreciate any and all information
about this church.
We thank Mr. Ropers not only for
sending along his question, but for
also sending us a copy of the baptismal
certifi cate from the church. While the
resolution is low, we believe -- based
on our research and examination of
the document -- that the church he’s
looking for is the Glendale Evangelical
Church, which is now known as the
Glendale/Maspeth United Methodist
Photo: Robert Pozarycki/RIDGEWOOD TIMES
The exterior of Glendale/Maspeth United Methodist Church