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From: Merle C Rummel <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Fosher -Universalist
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 08:37:06 -0500
amore - proximity - basically the same thing - I have some family
stories about that, too, like my gr grandfather!
John Fosher - Universalist? - where did you get that? - his father was
Daniel Fosher, one of the Four Mile families - Whitewater meetinghouse -
over by the Whitewater River, northwest of of Liberty IN, north of
Brownsville -about 12 miles from the Upper Four Mile Church. (The early
road from Dayton to John Conner's Trading Post [now Connersville IN]
came through Boston [where I live] and went through Brownsville - we
don't know where it cut across country! -but somewhere close to the
Foshers.) I only had their Four Mile connection. John's sisters,
Susannah, married Joseph Pagin (Frenchman -from Fort Kaskaskia IL), and
Anna, married a William Stanton, and both went to LaPorte Co IN - where
Tobias Miller went in 1833 and is named as the first Universalist
Preacher (we had a considerable migration out of the Four Mile after the
Cholera Epidemic of 1831-32), - now I better check to see if there is
any information on their religious preference! Only one of Daniel's
children remained here (Matthias - I've identified his residence over
there at the Whitewater) -I didn't consider it before, but it was only a
few miles from the Universalist Center at Philomath (Delaware Indian
Road -where they published the "Western Star" - before they moved it
down to Cincinnati). There is no Universalist Church around the
Whitewater Church area, now.
Emmert said that he was going to Florida, and wouldn't be responding to
e-mails for a while - I now suspect that meant -during the winter! No
one else has responded about the names - "Wine" was a Brethren Elder
name - but I don't know which one, I do not recognize "Boenin" - c1830.
Merle C Rummel
> I also liked Gale's theory of amore!
> William R. Smith lived next door to John Fosher in
> Putnam County, IN, and Fosher was one of the first
> Universalists there. Last fall we drove through
> Fincastle, IN, and saw the Universalist church which
> was built there, I believe in the 1870s.
> Did you ever hear back from Emmert--you were trying to
> find out more information on Brethren Bonen and
> Wine--the two elders who heard the dispute and had Wm
> R. removed as pastor?