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Bethlehem Chapel
United Brethren in Christ
Libertery Twp, Wabash Co, Indiana

Records 1842 - 1882

1884 History of Wabash county, Indiana, page 390, Liberty Township - Churches.
United Brethern Church
"The class was forned in 1843 by Rev. Pugsley, a missionary. Some of the members were Jacob Myers [Moyers], Michael Myers [Moyers], Jacob Coomler and their wives, etc.

The ministers have been Revs. Puglsley, John Griffey, Kraushorn, Jeremiah Perkins, Kurtz, John Wall, J. R. Brown, Day, Benjamin Holcombe, David O'Ferl, Henry Miller, Henry Muth, Cyrus Smith, William Kepner, Cabridge, David Moyer, and Thomas Halstead. They have a good Sunday school, of from fifty to seventy-five pupils. Frank Thomas, Superintendent; preaching once in two weeks; meeting every Sabbath; prayer-meeting every Thursday evening. The society now numbers eighty members, the congregation being good and the house pretty well filled, better now than every before. The place of meeting at first, was a log church a mile east of the present one, then a meeting house was built in 1858, and in 1873 the new one was erected upon the same site, being a nice frame ediface, 35 x 45 feet, at a cost of $2,100. Some of the present members are Johnathan Moyer, Jacob Thomas, Christian Hettler (Grant county), Samuel Thomas, George Rinker (Huntington county), Jesse Moyer, A. C. Williams, Henry Ketsner and their wives, etc.

Local preachers, Henry Ketner, A. C. Willmer, William C. Ketner; Stewards, Johnathan Moyer, George Rinker; Class leader, Jacob Thomas; Trustees, Jonathan Moyer, Samuel Thomas and Jacob Thomas. The present meeting-house is located on the southeast quarter of Section 30, Township 29, Range 8."
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The Brethern Church was located 3 miles east and 1/2 mile south of La Fontaine on Sutton Rd. (700E) near Bruner Rd. (1000S). This is only 1 mile north of the Wabash-Grant county line, so members lived in both counties.

The following information was transcribed by Mike Sweeney from copies of original Bethlehem Chapel records furnished by Janet Ingram of Harrodsburg, KY.

  Surname Given name Received Age Baptized Married Date Ceased Date
1 Moyers Michael 1842 40 1842   Elizabeth   Died 14 Jun 1844
2 Moyers Elizabeth 1842   1844 Moyers Michael    
3 Coomler Jacob 1842   1844   Mary   Transferred  
4 Coomler Mary 1842 17 Apr 1843 Coomler Jacob   Transferred  
5 Moyers Jesse 6 Jan 1843   Apr 1843 Ketner Margaret M.    
6 Moyers Jacob 6 Jan 1843 35 Apr 1843 Keith Mary A. 28 Sep 1829   
7 Moyers Mary A. Feb 1843 33 1848 Moyers Jacob 28 Sep 1829   
8 Moyers Johnathan Mar 1843   Apr 1843 Dinert Mary    13 Mar 1864
9 Moyers Henry Mar 1843   Apr 1843     Removed  
10 Moyers Michael 1844   Apr 1843 Roberson Sarah J.   Dropped 29 Aug 1874
11 Houser Samuel 1847 42 1848 Keith Catharine   Died 17 Oct 1858
12 Houser Catharine 1847 35 1848 Houser Samuel   Died 10 Jun 1864
13 Moyers Catharine Oct 1848 14      Died 4 Mar 1864
14 Moyers Sarah Oct 1848 16 1856 Moyers Elijah 14 Nov 1858 Died 1881
15 Moyers Margaret M.     Moyers Jesse    
16 Hedrick Mary     Hedrick Charles   Died  
17 Coomler Phebe 1851 15 1853 Thomas Jacob 13 Feb 1855   
18 Ketner Wm C., Rev     Moyers Mary   Letter 10 Jul 1875
19 Ketner Mary     Moyers Wm C., Rev   Letter 10 Jul 1875
20 Keith Eli Feb 1853 35 1853 Bailey Barbara 22 Dec 1864 Died 1879
21 Keith Elizabeth Feb 1853 25 1853 Keith Eli   Died 3 May 1864
22 Prickett Mary        Withdrew  
23 Kelley Lewis     Ross Elizabeth   Removed 18 Jul 1859
24 Ketner John, Sr. 1854    Long Mary E.   Died Aug 1866
25 Ketner Mary E. 1854    Ketner John, Sr.   Died 21 Oct 1869
26 Ketner Nancy J. 1854    Carter M.   Died Jun 1864
27 Detamore George W. 1854    Long Anna   Transferred 1862
28 Detamore Anna     Detamore Geo. W.   Transferred 1862
29 Moyers Mary A.     Small Amos   Removed 1870
30 Prickett Thirzy        Withdrew 1859
31 Prickett Jane        Withdrew 1859
32 Thomas Jacob 1856 27   Coomler Phebe 13 Feb 1855   
33 Coomler Mariah     Lucas James   Died 12 Aug 1861
34 Moyers Margaret Jan 1855 17      Died 10 Jan 1864
35 Moyers Mary A. Jan 1855 15      Died 23 Mar 1861
36 Keith Sarah A. Jan 1855 9   Pullen    Removed Aug 1864
37 Houser David Jan 1855       Dropped 1870
38 Houser Jacob Jan 1855       Died  
39 Laudenbarger John Jan 1855    Kansley Harriet A.   Withdrew 1861
40 Moyers Thurzy Jan 1855       Removed 1870
41 Kelley Elizabeth Jan 1855    Kelley Lewis   Dropped 1868
42 Minnear Lydia Jan 1855        Aug 1864
43 Heavenridge Elizabeth 2 Mar 1856    Rudicil David    
44 Scott Mary     McGren William    
45 Elmwood Rebecca     Elmwood John    
46 Lucas James     Coomler Maria    
47 Rinker George     Houser Nancy    
48 Coomler Susan     Coomler John   Removed 1868
49 Matthews L. W., Rev.        Transferred  
50 Matthews M. A.        Transferred  
51 Moyers Catharine     Broadstone Leonard    
52 Kelley Julia        Died  
53 Ketner John, Jr.        Transferred  
54 Ketner Rachel     Ketner John, Jr.   Transferred  
55 Ketner Henry     Stephens Mary A.   Removed 1875
56 Moyers Elizabeth     Moyers Henry   Died  
57 Moyers Sarah J.     Moyers Michael    
58 Hall Elizabeth        Transferred  
59 McGren William     Scott Mary   Dropped 1867
60 Moyers Nancy Ellen Jan 1865 11 Jan 1870 Kieth William H. 24 Aug 1871   
61 Moyers Fanny Jan 1865       Removed  
62 Moyers William H. Jan 1865 13 Jan 1870 Haggarty Jane 1873 Withdrew 22 Jul 1876
63 Moyers Lydia A. Jan 1865 9 Jan 1870     Died 9 Mar 1874
64 Shuey Jasper Jan 1865       Removed  
65 Dinert Jane Jan 1865    Small Leander   Removed  
66 Matthews Markwood T. Jan 1865       Transferred  
67 Moyers Elijah Feb 1865 36 21 May 1854 Moyers Sarah 14 Nov 1858   
68 Keith Barbara Feb 1865 33 Aug 1851 Keith Eli 22 Dec 1864   
69 Hetler Christian L. Jan 1868 31 1837 Martin Elizabeth 23 Aug 1860   
70 Hetler Elizabeth Jan 1868 24 1857 Hetler Christian 23 Aug 1860   
71 Thomas Samuel Jan 1868 30 Jan 1870 Michael Mary    
72 Thomas Mary Jan 1868   Jan 1870 Thomas Samuel    
73 Moyers John, Sr. Jan 1868   Jan 1870 Kimmerling Margaret    
74 Moyers Margaret Jan 1868 73   Moyers John, Sr.   Died 20 Nov 1876
75 Ketner Joseph Jan 1868   Jan 1870 Eubank Jane Jul 1873 Removed 1875
76 Moyers John H. Jan 1868       Removed 1868
77 Thomas Martha J. 1869 10 Jul 1875 Brane Milton S. 1 Jan 1880 Died Nov 1881
78 McLane Hester Jan 1870   Jan 1870     Died 1874
79 McLane Lenora Jan 1870   Jan 1870 Gift Richard    
80 McLane Mary Jan 1870   Jan 1870      
81 Houser Eli Jan 1870   Jan 1870     Removed  
82 Rinker Nancy Jan 1870    Rinker George    
83 Wallace James Jan 1870   Jan 1870 Beahm Sarah   Transferred  
84 Wallace Sarah E. Jan 1870   Jan 1870 Wallace James   Transferred  
85 Moore Patterson, Jr. Jan 1870   Jan 1870 Price Mary A.   Dropped 1874
86 Moore Mary A. Jan 1870    Moore Patterson   Dropped 1874
87 Houser Henry Jan 1870   Jan 1870     Removed 1872
88 Thomas William H. Jan 1870 12 Jan 1870      
89 Keith Mary J. Jan 1870    Pullen Isaac   Removed  
90 Thomas Jane Jan 1870       Dropped 1872
91 Thomas Isaac Jan 1870   Jan 1870     Dropped 1873
92 Wallace David H. Jan 1870   Jan 1870     Dropped  
93 McLane Arthur Jan 1870        
94 Moyers Johnathan Jan 1870 22 Jan 1870 McDaniel Mary A. 20 Oct 1880   
95 McDaniel Mary A. Jan 1870 22 1864 Moyers Johnathan 20 Oct 1880   
96 Rinker Jacob Jan 1870    Houser Mary    
97 Rinker Mary Jan 1870    Rinker Jacob    
98 Beahm Robert Jan 1870        
99 DeCoursey Sarah Jan 1870    Getters Albert   Dropped 1873
100 DeCoursey Naomi Jan 1870       Dropped 1873
101 DeCoursey Ruth Jan 1870       Dropped 1874
102 Franklin James Jan 1870        
103 Moore Archibald Jan 1870   Jan 1870 Duncan Elizabeth    
104 Moore Elizabeth Jan 1870    Moore Archibald    
105 Straughn Eranson Jan 1870       Dropped 1873
106 Moore John Jan 1870   Jan 1870 Lytle Matilda    
107 Moyers Michael Jan 1870 34   Bailey Mary A.    
108 Moyers Mary A. Jan 1870 31 1858 Moyers Michael    
109 Franklin Benjamin Jan 1870        
110 Franklin Mary J. Jan 1870        
111 Franklin Emmeline Jan 1870        
112 Beahm Harriet Jan 1870       Transferred  
113 Benson William H. Jan 1870    Duncan Louisa   Dropped  
114 Benson Louisa Jan 1870    Benson William H.   Dropped  
115 Moore Levi Jan 1870   Jan 1870 Bingamon Lydia   Withdrawn 1882
116 Moore Lydia Jan 1870    Moore Levi   Withdrawn 1882
117 Keith William H. Jan 1870 21 Jan 1870 Moyers Nancy 24 Aug 1871 Removed 1878
118 Johnson Orah Jan 1870       Dropped 1873
119 Campbell Nancy Jan 1870    Campbell Thomas   Removed 1878
120 Campbell Thomas Jan 1870    Hedrick Nancy   Withdrawn 1878
121 Johnson Adaline Jan 1870       Dropped 1873
122 Johnson Isabel Jan 1870       Dropped 1873
123 McLane Elicius Jan 1870    Trout Elizabeth   Died  
124 McLane Elizabeth Jan 1870    McLane Elicius   Died  
125 Ketner Mary A. Jan 1870       Removed 1875
126 Rudicil Catharine Jan 1870   1870      
127 Porter Sarah E. Jan 1870       Dropped  
128 Hawkins Elini Jan 1870       Removed  
129 DeCoursey Mary Jan 1870    Meyers Joseph 23 Dec 1875 Removed 1876
130 Nichols Hosea Jan 1870    Bird Eliza J.   Removed  
131 Moore Samuel Jan 1870    Hockenberry Leah   Removed  
132 Moore Lea Jan 1870    Moore Samuel   Died 19 Jun 1870
133 McDaniels Maria Jan 1870 44 1826 McDaniels Alexander 1845   
134 Lankham Barney 1873       Removed  
135 Lankham Jane 1873       Removed  
136 Ketner Mary Adaline 1873 19   Ketner Henry 10 Nov 1870 Removed 1875
137 Kelter Mary Mar 1873 12 Jul 1875      
138 McLane Amanda Mar 1873 14       
139 Moyers Huldah Jane 1874        
140 Rudicil Nancy Jane 1874   Jul 1875 Po James   Removed 1880
141 Stephens Martha E. 1874   5 May 1878      
142 Ketner Lydia J.        Removed 1875
143 Michael Josephine    Jul 1875      
144 McLane Lettie         
145 McLane Rebecca         
146 Thomas John Franklin   14 Jul 1875      
147 Moyers William E.   14       
148 White Thomas E.     Matthias Sarah   Removed 1882
149 White Sarah     White Thomas E.   Removed 1882
150 Rinker Mary J. 28 Nov 1875   17 Nov 1877 Brown Charles 18 May 1882   
151 Bolander George W. 29 Nov 1875 14      Removed 13 Jan 1878
152 Thomas Amos H. 29 Nov 1875 13 17 Nov 1877      
153 Campbell Catharine 30 Nov 1875       Withdrawn 1880
154 Kelter   30 Nov 1875 12 17 Nov 1877      
155 Keith S. Alexander 30 Nov 1875        
156 Bolander Guilford 30 Nov 1875 35 22 Jun 1874 Cahill Belinda 12 Aug 1860 Removed 13 Jan 1877
157 Bolander Belinda 30 Nov 1875 32 11 Jun 1873 Bolander Guilford 12 Aug 1860 Removed 13 Jan 1877
158 Cahill Lucinda 30 Nov 1875 56 1854 Cahill Joseph   Removed 13 Jan 1877
159 Rudicil Alice 2 Dec 1875       Dropped 28 Jul 1877
160 Rudicil John E. 2 Dec 1875       Dropped 28 Jul 1877
161 Vardaman Morgan 2 Dec 1875       Removed 1876
162 Jessup Joseph M. 3 Dec 1875       Removed 3 Sep 1877
163 Brown John 3 Dec 1875       Dropped 22 Jul 1876
164 Binker David 3 Dec 1875        
165 Moyers Noah A. 3 Dec 1875        
166 Moyers John 3 Dec 1875        
167 Moyers Aaron 3 Dec 1875        
168 Wilmore A. C. 26 Mar 1876 26 25 Mar 1868 Trammel Julia 14 Aug 1870   
169 Wilmore Julia 26 Mar 1876 30 21 Jun 1874 Wilmore A. C.    
170 Lowry George 8 Jan 1877    Holmes Mary M. 14 Oct 1875   
171 Lowry Mary M. 8 Jan 1877    Lowry George 14 Oct 1875   
172 Sprowl John 9 Jan 1877        
173 Sprowl Mary 9 Jan 1877        
174 Hall Benjamin 11 Jan 1877       Withdrawn 1880
175 Hall Ellen 11 Jan 1877       Withdrawn 1880
176 Thomas Alvin B. 11 Jan 1877   17 Nov 1877      
177 Lowry Samuel 11 Jan 1877       Removed 1877
178 Ketner Henry 12 Jan 1877    Stephens Mary A. 10 Nov 1870   
179 Ketner Mary A. 12 Jan 1877   5 May 1877 Ketner Henry 10 Nov 1870   
180 Kress Annie 12 Jan 1877       Removed 1880
181 Vardaman Morgan 14 Jan 1877        
182 Vardaman George 15 Jan 1877        
183 Stall William 15 Jan 1877       Removed 1880
184 Hall Lucinda 15 Jan 1877   5 May 1877     Withdrawn 1880
185 Bolander Mary E. 22 Jan 1877       Removed 13 Jan 1877
186 Bolander Lurie 22 Jan 1877       Removed 13 Jan 1877
187 Moore Ella 22 Jan 1877        
188 Moore Martha 22 Jan 1877        
189 Hettler Hannah 14 Oct 1877   17 Nov 1877      
190 Vardaman Nancy 16 Oct 1877        
191 Hettler Emma C. 1 Feb 1878        
192 Keith Emma F. 1 Feb 1878        
193 Moore Sarah 1 Feb 1878        
194 Moore Emma A. 1 Feb 1878       Removed 1882
195 Moyers P. Edgar 2 Feb 1878        
196 Thomas Jos. Henry 2 Feb 1878        
197 Enyeard William 2 Feb 1878       Removed 1880
198 Calaway Melissa 4 Feb 1878       Removed 1882
199 Rinker John H. 4 Feb 1878        
200 McDaniel John W. 6 Feb 1878       Removed 1880
201 Moore Harrison E. D. 6 Feb 1878        
202 Moore William 6 Feb 1878        
203 Wiley Huldah P. 7 Feb 1878        
204 Thomas Rosa 7 Feb 1878        
205 Moore James W. 7 Feb 1878        
206 Moyers Mary A. 7 Feb 1878        
207 Moyers Amanda J. 7 Feb 1878        
208 Hettler Rosina 8 Feb 1878        
209 Moore Patterson 9 Feb 1878       Removed 1878
210 Moore Mary A. 9 Feb 1878       Removed 1878
211 Moore Elmira C. 10 Feb 1878       Removed 1878
212 Rudicil Jefferson 10 Feb 1878       Died Dec 1878
213 Moyers Rosecranz 10 Feb 1878        
214 Hall Joseph 11 Feb 1878   5 May 1878     Withdrawn  

 

 

Bethlehem Chapel - United Brethren in Christ
Libertery Twp, Wabash Co, Indiana
Class Book - revised 13 Jun 1882
Officers:
Floyd, H. - P. E.
Halsted,  T. J. -  P. C.
Wilmore, A. C. - precher
Myers, D. E. - precher
Ketner, Henry - Exhorter
Thomas, Jacob - Leader
Rinker, George - Steward
Thomas, Jacob - Trustee
Thomas, Samuel - Trustee
Moyers, Jonathan - Trustee

Members:
1 Wilmore, A. C. - removed by letter Apr 1883
2 Wilmore, Julia A. - removed by letter Apr 1883
3 Moyers, Elizabeth 
4 Moyers, Jessie 
5 Moyers, Polly 
6 Moyers, Jacob 
7 Moyers, Mary A. 
8 Thomas, Jacob 
9 Thomas, Phebe 
10 Rudicil, Elizabeth 
11 Moyers, Sarah J. 
12 Keith, Barbra 
13 Hetler, C. L. 
14 Hetler, Elizabeth 
15 Thomas, Samuel 
16 Thomas, Mary 
17 Rinker, George
18 Rinker, Nancy
19 Moyers, Jonathan
20 Moyers, Mary
21 Moyers, Elijah
22 Thomas, William H.
23 Moore, Archibald
24 Moore, Elizabeth
25 Moyers, Michael
26 Moyers, Mary A.
27 Rudicil, Catharine
28 Gard, Cassius
29 Gard, Mary C.
30 Moyers, William
31 Moyers, Jane
32 Stephens, Martha
33 Thomas, John F.
34 Moyers, William E.
35 Rinker, Mary J.
36 Thomas, Amos L.
37 Hetler, Franz
38 Rinker, David
39 Moyers, Noah
40 Moyers, John
41 Moyers, Aaron
42 Thomas, Alvin P.
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47 Ketner, Henry J.
48 Ketner, Mary A.
49 Moore, Martha
50 Hetler, Hannah
51 Hetler, Emma
52 Keith, Emma
53 Moore, Emma
54 Moyers, Edgar
55 Thomas, Henry
56 Calloway, Malissie
57 Moore, William
58 Wiley, Huldah
59 Thomas, Rosa
60 Moore, James W.
61 Moyers, Mary A.
62 Moyers, Amanda
63 Hetler, Rosa
64 Moyers, Rosecranse
65 Dailey, John S. 
66 Rinker, Laura J. 
67 Moore Laura 
68 Rinker, Sarah E. 
69 Moore, Charles R. 
70 Calloway, John 
71 Mathias, Margaret 
72 Ofarel, D. 
73 Hansly, Ann Eliza (1880 Grant Co, IN census lists name as Hansley)
74 Hansly, Rosa 
75 Beauchamp, Carrie 
76 Myers, D. E. 
77 Myers, Malinda E. 
78 Myers, George E. 
79 Beauchamp, Mattie 
80 Doty, Elizabeth Ann 
81 Jones, Sarah
82 Beauchamp, Jennie
83 Gard, Cassius L.
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