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Advent Church, 1878

Burrington  (Manchester)




    The Advent Church in Manchester was organized by Elder P. S. W. Deyo, of Strawberry Point, about 1862 or '63.  Meetings were maintained for several years, when the Society began to meet at the North Manchester school house. Among those who have preached to this congregation are Elders Kinney, Jaynes, Mrs. Jaynes, Ridley and the present Pastor, Rev. Philip Buck.


    For about ten Years, an annual meeting, continuing for a week, has been held in a tent on the grounds of Henry Acers, in the north part of the city. Here congregate annually the members of this faith from churches many miles around, who are hospitably entertained by the Manchester people. At these annual meetings the leading ministers and advocates of this peculiar faith come to preach to the churches, among them Elder Himes of Boston; Elder Sheldon, of Michigan; Elder Deyo and others.


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa, Published by Western Historical Company, Successors to H. F. Kett & Co., Chicago., Illinois, 1878.; page 504.

~ contributed by: Debbie Clough Gerischer for Delaware County IAGenWeb

~ Transcribed by: Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb

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