First Methodist Episcopal Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Historic Markers
N 42° 01.229 W 086° 11.059
16T E 567532 N 4652371
Quick Description: A church with parking spaces near the marker.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2014 7:00:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMMJMZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Circuit-riding ministers established a Methodist class in Siver Creek Township in 1843. Five families attended the earliest meetings, held in the home of Leroy L. Curtis, the first class leader. In 1844 the Reverend David Whitlock was appointed minister to the group and conducted services in the Indian Lake schoolhouse. During the ministry of the Reverend John R. Richards, church members used lumber from nearby farms to build this Greek Revival-style church in 1869. Two local men, Enos Bowerman and Will Hess, served as contractor and carpenter for the construction. Throughout its history the congregation's societies and charitable fundraisings have made it a vibrant participant in the local community.
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: L1977

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

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