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From: "Doris O. Sink" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] was David Brower ... now 'Palestine church'
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 17:22:57 -0500
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From: "Richard Folkerth" <>
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Subject: Re: [BRE] was David Brower ... now 'Palestine church'


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>
> --- Mike and Amber Sellers <> wrote:
>
>> I don't know if this helps any, but according to "Darke County
>> History:
>> 1875 Atlas of Darke County, Ohio" in the section concerning German
>> Township
>> (now Liberty) the following was written concerning the number and
>> type of
>> churches located there:
>>
>> "Religious meetings were held in houses much earlier, but no church
>> building
>> was erected till 1826. This was built by the Lutherans, on John
>> Ketring's
>> farm, in Section 22.
>
> This is the church that I mentioned in my earlier message ... just
> south of the German Baptist church ... on the west side of the
> Palestine-Richmond road. Beers' Darke County history carries on a
> bit more about that church; evidently it was originally called St.
> Johns Lutheran, then became a shared church with the Reformed
> congregation and still later was known as a German Reformed church.
>
> Seems unusual to me that the Ketring/Kettering family would give land
> for churches to two different denominations, but my hard-to-read 1857
> plat map seems to show Ketring/Kettering land across the road in
> Section 23 that later was occupied by the German Baptist church.
> Guess we will leave that mystery to some future researcher!!
>
> DICK FOLKERTH
> Dallas
>
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