The Churches & Missions
It is great pity that we must crowd the
great histories of our churches into the little nutshells
of this chapter. Suggestions of what might be written of
many of these churches may be found in the things that
have been written concerning some of them in preceding
January 22, 1905. Came from Cumberland Presbyterian. Yoked with Colesburg.
Edgewood (Yankee Settlement)
(1848-1858), York (1858-1876) since then Edgewood: Organized March 5, 1848. Pastors, E.B. Turner, 1848-1853, H.N. Gates, A. Graves, L.P. Mathews, B.M. Amsden, Charles Hancock, P. Gorton, A.S. Kaye, D.D. Kidd, J.W. Elser, S.R. Batty, A.J. Benton, H.J. Richardson, M. J. P. Thing. Dedications 1854 and 1892
A church organized March, 1855. Never had a regular pastor; few supplies; lived ten years. Reorganized August 5, 1894, F.L. Fisk, G.W. Baxter, A.S. Hock, J.G. Dickey and M.L. Stimson, Dedication, June 20, 1897.
November 19, 1886. Yoked with Edgewood. Survived only five or six years.
November, 1845. J.R. Upton, M.M. Wakeman, E.C. Downs, Joel Battey, W.S. Potwin. Disbanded, 1884.
September 3, 1853. C.V. Hess and J. Killan.
August 1, 1844. J.J. Hill, 1844-1850, O. Littlefield, L.P. Matthews, 1855-1863, G.M. Porter, B.A. Dean, B. Kings, E.C. Downs, Joel Battey and W.S. Potwin. Dedication, December 5, 1847 and June 23, 1867. No pastor after 1884. Disbanded in 1888. Church building standing. Used for neighborhood Sunday School and occasional services.
1851. Yoked with Wayne and Brighton.
Services infrequent and irregular. Died in 1870.
January 4, 1857. Joseph Bloomer, T.A. Wadsworth, H.G. McArthur, S.P. Sloan, (1860-1870), D.R. McNabb, S.F. Millikan, C.C. Cragin, J.E. Bissell, C.A. Marshall, 1887-1900, B.W. Burleigh, G.A. Francis, W.E. Mann and S.T. Kidder. Dedication, October 28, 1860, rededication, February 20, 1868 and again January 3. 1904.
February 17, 1855. D.B. Davidson, J.R. Upton, J.M. Smith, P. Litts, W.S. Potwin, A.H. Campbell, F. Elliott, A.A. Young, W.H. Klose, S.T. Beatty, J.E. Grinell, B.H. Cheney. Dedications, December 19, 1866 and January 3, 1904. An earlier Monona, starting in 1849, A.M. Eastman, pastor, 1849-1852.
December 22, 1904. Yoked with Colesburg
February 14, 1872. B.M. Amsden,
Charles Hancock, P. Gorton, I.N. Tomes, J. Chandler, W.H.
Kaufman, J.G. Aikman, M. Barrett, G.O. Smith, J.W. Buck,
C.L. Snowden, V.F. Brown, D.O. Bean, A. Marsh, F.A. Dean,
C.E. Drew, O.M. Van Swearingen. Dedication, March
The Ministers & Missionaries
|Aikman, Joseph G. -
Perry, Strawberry Point and Fontanelle, 1889-1893. Went
to the Presbyterians.
Amsden, Benjamin M. - Native of New York. Served various churches, Dubuque Association, Quasqueton, Edgewood, Strawberry Point, etc. from 1871-1893, the year of his death.
Barrett, Mandus - Strawberry Point, Dubuque Summit, Nashua, Whitig, etc., 1891-1907.
Battey, Joel - Native of Vermont (1852). National, Garnavillo, 1880-1881. Died, July, 1882.
Baxter, George W. - Knoxville, Elkader, 1894-1905. Then a pastorate in the South.
Beaty, Squire T. - Edgewood, Monona, 1895-1902.
Benton, Adoniram J. - Quasqueton, Dickens, Edgewood, Wittemberg, Larchwood, Fayette, 1894-
Bissell, Jonathan E. - Newton, McGregor, 1880-1887.
Bloomer, Joseph - McGregor, 1857-1858. Died, February 21, 1858. (see also pg. 2)
Brown, Victor F. - Waverly, Strawberry Point, 1894-1897.
Burleigh, Benjamin W. - Hawarden, McGregor, 1898-1901.
Chandler, Joseph - (Connecticut, 1819) Strawberry Point, 1880-1887.
Cheney, Burton H. - (Michigan, 1873) Wesleyan Methodist. Monona, 1906-1910. Winthrop, 1910-
Clark, Nelson - (Vermont, 1813) Dartmouth and Andover. National and Garnavillo, 1879-1880. Died, March, 1880.
Cruzan, John A. - Early life at McGregor, charles City, 1872-1873. Later in Honolulu.
Davidson, David E. - (Connecticut, 1815) Monona, 1854-1863. Grinnell residence, 1870-1883. Died, 1886.
Dean, Benjamin A. - Garnavillo, Sibley and "region round about,", 1869-1878.
Dean, Frederick A. - De Witt, Strawberry Point, 1901-1905.
Drew, Charles E. - Salem, Strawberry Point, Danville, 1899-1907
Eastman, Alpha M. - Monona, 1849-1852 (see also pg. 2)
Elliot, Franklin - Monona, Eagle Grove, Manson, 1886-1892
Fisk, Franklin L. - Garner, Elkader, Sioux Rapids, 1892-1903.
Francis, George A. - McGregor, 1901-1907
Gates, Hiram N. - (New York, 1820) Yankee Settlement, Delphi, Almoral, Earlville, 1850-1862. Later general missionary in Minnesota and Superintendent Home Missions, Nebraska. Died 1901. (see also pg. 2)
Gordon, Philo - Edgewood, Strawberry Point, Newell, Waverly, Kellogg, Quasqeton, Sumner, Farnhamville, 1880-1900.
Grinnell, Joel E. - Nonona, Castana, GArden Prairie, 1902-1909.
Hancock, Charles - (Massachusetts, 1833) Calmar, Conover, Stacyville, Strawberry Point, Alden, 1868-1880. Since 1880, a physician at Denmark.
Hess, Carl V. - (Germany, 1818) Missionary in Clayton County, 1847 to his death, June, 1855.
(see also pg. 2)
Hess, Carl - (Clayton County, 1855) Iowa College, Sherrill, Davenport, 1884-1889. General Missionary, 1890-1895. Secretary Wilton College, 1895-1900. Then moved to Kansas.
Hill, J.J. - The Iowa Band, see pg. 2
Hock, A.S. - Parkersburg, Elkader, 1904-1907.
Kaufman, Wm. H. - Fairfax, Strawberry Point, 1886-1888, Cresco, 1890-1891, Hull, 1894-1896
King, B. - Garnavillo, 1871-1874. Died in 1875.
Klose, Wm. H. - (Pennsylvania, 1864) Mitchell, Manson, Bellevue, Monona, 1888-1899. Later in College work.
Langpaap, Henry - Grandview, Pine Creek, Davenport, Garnavillo, Lansing Ridge, etc., 1859-1868.
Littlefield, Ozias - see pg. 2
Marsh, Alfred F. - (Massachusetts, 1837) New Hampshire and Illinois. Fairfield, 1892-1899. Supplied Hiteman, Strawberry Point, West Burlington and Clay. Died, March, 1909.
Mathews, Luther P. - Garnavillo, Yankee Settlement, Colesburg, Postville, 1855-1878. Died in Nebraska, March, 1909.
McArthur, Henry G. - McGregor, 1859-1860.
Millikan, Silas F. - (Ohio, Sept., 1834) McGregor, Maquoketa, Mason City, Anamosa, Kingsley, 1873-1905.
Porter, Giles M. - (Farmington, Connecticut, 1815) Residence Garnavillo, 1857-1888. Pastor 1863-1868. Died, February, 1901.
Potwin, W.S. - (New York, 1831) Fayette, Monona, Quasqueton, Gatesville, 1872-1887. Residence, Independence.
Sloan, S.P. - see pg. 2
Stimson, Martin L. - (Vermont, 1856) Shansi Missions, 1881-1889. Micronesia, 1898-1908. Elkader, 1909-1911.
Tomes, Isaac N. - Eddyville, Strawberry Point, Big Rock, Eagle Grove, 1881-1888.
Turner, Edwin B. - Iowa Band. (Massachusetts, Oct. 2, 1812) Illinois Col., Cascade, Colesburg, Yankee Settlement, 1843-1854, Morris, Illinois, 1855-1864, Supt. in Missouri, 1864-1876. Died, July 6, 1895.
Tyrell, F.M. - (Indiana, 1850) Colesburg, Osterdock, Bethel, 1904-1906, Runnells, 1908-1908. Died, August, 1908.
Wadsworth, T.A. - McGregor, 1858-1859.
Wakeman, Montgomery M. - Farmersburg, 1865-1873.
Young, Albert A. - Monona, 1889-1892. Returned to Wisconsin.
continue to page 2 - misc.
extracts from the book (some great info!)
- Source: Pilgrims of Iowa
by Truman O. Douglass 1911; chapter XVI: THE CHURCHES IN A
NUTSHELL and chapter XVII: WHO'S WHO.
- Churches & Missions were extracted, transcribed & submitted by Roseanna Zehner
- Ministers & Missionaries were extracted, transcribed & submitted by Sharyl Ferrall
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