Centennial History of Lewisburg; Containing Also a Chronological History of Union County

Centennial History of Lewisburg; Containing Also a Chronological History of Union County

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...minister who preached here, was A mev. JOHN liERBS'1', who, in the year 1802, came occasionally fl'0lll, his home in Frcebnrg, Snyder county, and dispensed_the gospel to the few members of our church in this place. So fur ns can be ascertained, the services were hold in:1 small, log school house, situated on the corner of the church )'1Il'(l, where the parsonage now stands. How long Rev. Ilerbst mouth l'rotn'the year 1803 to 1807. The distance he was obliged to travel, and the number of churches he had to serve, 'preventc'd his, .;iving much attention to this little band, and consequently the growth, nuinei'ie:1lly, w..ts slow--a mere inaiutaiuing of existence. REV. CONRAD 'AL'1't.IR, succeeded us n supply during the year 1808. lie resided nt 1"reebut';; ntd served on.l, y one yenr. He was followed by i I REY. ex, zones IIEIM. He had the advantage of living nearer this place than nn.y 0f. his predecessors; his residence being'in l3uti'ulo Valley, near the.Dreisbach church. He served from 1809 to 1828, nearly n. score ot'.yea.1's. During his ministry rnunych:1n . es took place, viz: a regular organization was efi'ected,0fi'icers were elected, services were held, part of the time, in j the old Christian meeting house, which formerly stood on North 5th st., near St. Marys. Then again, there was it return to the school honse, now it new briek, which occupied the place of the old log one. it seems to have been well filled on preaching OL'(511Sl0llS, from an incident related. Une of the prominent old members was obliged to crowd in behind the door, where he could hear, but not sec. The pastor recognizing his disadvantage, snid in his opening ren1ai'ks, thnt he would preach so plainly that "even John behind the door could...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895371
  • 9781236895370