History of Passaic and Its Environs; Historical-Biographical Volume 1

History of Passaic and Its Environs; Historical-Biographical Volume 1

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...villagers, except as they might meet in church. The rector was married to a daughter of his richest, most exclusive member, and was popular with men in the village outside of his parish, and was a school trustee. Connected with this church was a flourishing Sunday School, which had already become popular with many of the children of the newcomers. But few, if any, of their parents had been drawn to the church. This was no fault of the rector. It was simply because that denomination was not in accord with their form of worship; hence this church failed to draw. A visit to the Seceder church convinced the committee that they were not wanted--the dozen surviving members preferring to go it alone until none was left. Upon receipt of the report it was decided to organize a church of their own, the denomination of which should be determined by ballot. At a subsequent meeting ballots were cast resulting in the selection of the Presbyterian denomination, which was immediately (March 4, 1867) organized and thereupon left the Old First in a body, and became the Presbyterian Society, commonly called First Presbyterian, today. But the Old First continued to go on in her successful march, even though at this time (1867) there were rumblings of another "break away," or secession by a goodly number of her older members, who, and their ancestral families, had been members and oflicers there for a century and a half. This actually occurred December 3, 1868, when the North Reformed Church was found by thirty-six members of the Old First and its pastor, who were encouraged to do this by Mr. Edo Kip, who believed a church would aid materially in sales of his land. The church was incorporated by the above name January 19, 1869, and a chapel built...show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937562
  • 9781236937568