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Dedicated in December 1867.
by the congregation to the historical society in June 2005
January 16, 1868, Wooster Republican, pg3
'Church of God' have erected a new house of worship, at a cost
of between four and five thousand dollars. The Messrs.
Kieffers were the architects and builder, and I would just here
saying justice to D. L. Kieffer, Esq., who designed the building,
that the citizens of Smithville are under many obligations to
him for giving us the handsomest church building and the tallest
steeple in the county. and I say further to all those
contemplating building churches, procure the 'Squire if possible,
for he takes them all down in designs and mechanism." "The
Church of God has been holding a protreacted meeting in their
new house, since the dedication, three weeks ago."
Thursday, October 26, 1871,
Wooster Republican, pg 3
"Rev. O. H. Betts, formerly
pastor of the Church of God in this place, paid a short visit
to our village a few days ago, and the cordiality with which
he was received can best be imagined from the fact that he had
scarcely more than made his appearance when he was accosted
by a party and marched off into the country a short distance,
where, before again leaving, he had the pleasure of joining
in the holy bonds of matrimony, a couple of our young people.
We don't pretend to say whether this was an impromptu
marriage or not, but we feel assured that had his presence been
among us during the summer, similar circumstances would have
occurred. Come again, Mr. Betts."
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