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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 243

The Episcopal Church
Transcribed by: Kristin Vaughn.

There is but one Episcopal Church in the county, and this is located in Petersburg. The house was erected, and the Church organized, through the energy and zeal of Mrs. Harris, relict of the late Hon. Thomas L. Harris. The Trinity Church is a substantial brick of the Gothic style of architecture, standing on the hillside, commanding a fine view of Petersburg. The first Rector of Trinity was Rev. Mr. Steel, who served the congregation very acceptably, and then gave up this charge to accept one in Alton, Ill. The Church was without a Minister for upward of a year, but have recently secured the services of a Minister, who entered on his duties in August.

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