Some Who Led; Or, Fathers in the Church of the Brethren Who Have Passed Over

Some Who Led; Or, Fathers in the Church of the Brethren Who Have Passed Over

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...He was always clear, easy to understand, never ventured beyond his depth. He dealt with large thoughts and difficult questions, it is true, but did it in a simple way, and never attempted to tell more about a question than he knew. He was largely illustrative, and his illustrations well chosen and aptly put. "As a man of conviction he was strong. His deep conviction of duty and conscientiousness moulded his life and made his a very decided but rounded-out character, and made him a man of position and courage, with considerable executive ability. Charitable to weaknesses and respectful to the opinions of others, he always showed his colors. He regarded not the wooings of favor nor the grounds of fear. It was duty first and last. His motto was to do what he believed to be right, trusting God for results." His body lies peacefully beside his wife, who.preceded him about five years, in the Mill Creek cemetery. Information for this ketch by a grandson, Isaac S. Long, of India. JACOB S. SNYDER December 14, 1819--April 15, 1909. Born in Fayette County, Pa. Little is known of his parentage. His father was a merchant, conducting a department store, a man of splendid business qualities and good standing in the community. Under this training Jacob received those lessons of frugality, faithfulness to trust and care in business that made his life such a marked success as a man of affairs. His education was limited, but native ability readily responded to his endeavors and he became a leader in the community. He remained under the parental roof until May 2, 1844, when he married Anna Secrist. By this union one daughter and two sons were born, but none survived him. His wife dying Feb. 18, 1859, on Oct. 7, 1860, he married Maria Connell, and to them...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493265
  • 9781236493262