Baker, a dedicated physician, and Rev. Rollman, a Justice of the Peace and Postmaster from Elk Garden, WV who worked tirelessly to procure funding and later became administrator.
In August ofa man named Dr. William Ross crossed the Mississippi river and arrived in the small settlement of Flint Hills bringing with him a valuable stock of goods and a deep spiritual conviction. At that time, the settlement consisted of only a few log cabins clustered close to the river.
Ross soon erected a cabin on land where River Park Place now stands. He opened a store to sell his goods and, in addition to being one of the first store keepers, he was the first postmaster, doctor, druggist, county clerk and surveyor of the original plat of Burlington.
Ross corresponded with Peter Cartwright, a presiding elder of the Methodist Conference in Illinois, about the need for a church in the new settlement. He arrived in late March of On April 27,Barton organized a class of six members in Dr.
Our history tells us that there were often many Indians worshiping along with the Methodists. Ross felt that the need for church building, so he purchased land on North Third Street between Washington and Columbia and gave it to the new congregation.
It is said he also bought bricks, sand and gravel to get it started. The new church was enclosed and partly completed by It was a plain two-story brick building.
The sanctuary was reached by steps leading up to an open platform that ran along the front of the building. It was part of the Iowa Territory and the legislature of the territory needed a place to meet and the only place large enough was the new church building. President Martin Van Buren gave permission for the territorial government to meet in Burlington.
Three sessions of the legislature of the territory of Iowa met in Old Zion from to A handbill prepared by S. The Annual Conference recognized the name at its meeting in From that time on, the church was known as Old Zion.
Init was decided that Old Zion was too small for the growing congregation. It was sold and torn down to make way for an opera house. Today there is a large stone with a plaque on top that tells about Old Zion.
Consequently another congregation was established for the convenience of those living on the south. With the sale of Old Zion, the congregations combined until a new church could be built and the name was changed to the Division Street Church. The southeast corner of Fifth and Washington Streets was selected and G.
The stone selected was jasper or red granite from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In Ebenezer was sold to Bethany Lutheran church though the congregation kept meeting there until the new church was completed and construction on the new church began.Joseph G.
Saraceno, Sr., 87, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away after a short illness on Saturday morning, October He was the husband of the late Ruth L.
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