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From: Jane Davis <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Gospel Messenger Offering - Turkey Creek Indiana- Berkeybile
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 15:44:46 -0600
Winter--I, too, was interested in the Turkey Creek church. The Indiana history of the Brethren has a Turkey Creek Church organized in 1838 in southern Elkhart and northern Kosciusko Counties. There is no mention of any Berkeybiles in this Turkey Creek (Indiana) church.
I do have Aaron Berke(y)bile serving as elder to the Turkey Creek church in Pawnee County Nebraska in 1893, 1895, and 1897. He may have served as elder to the Holmesville (S. Beatrice) church, Gage County as well. He was active in the Home Mission work in 1892 and also involved in settling differences among/in churches in Nebraska whenever they occurred. I have him living in Dubois (Pawnee Co) in 1906-7. He is among the ministers listed for the Sabetha (Kansas) church in 1909 until his death in 1912. Does this match what you have?
I also have a Richard K. Berkeybile living at Falls City Nebraska and minister. He represented the Falls City church at district meeting in 1888, 1889, 1890 and served as district moderator in 1888. He, also, was involved in Home Missions in Nebraska per 1889 District Meeting minutes for Nebraska. My question, is he related to Aaron Berkebile?
Do you have the early history of these two men? Were they earlier in Pennsylvania, same family, or other pastorates served?
Thanks for any information you may have to share on these two, Jane Davis.
> To: ;
> Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 09:28:37 -0700
> Subject: Re: [BRE] Gospel Messenger Offering - Turkey Creek Indiana - Berkeybile
> Wayne - What date is this from?
> Note: The first entry below, re: Bro. Berkeybile at Turkey Creek
> Church, Ind. -
> Could you please look at the original again and see if it is indeed
> Indiana, not Nebraska. My great grandfather Aaron Berkeybile was an
> elder at Turkey Creek in Pawnee co. Neb. after 1882 and I wonder if
> this is who is writing. AND - if it is Indiana - that is something I
> didn't know. Was there a Turkey Cr. in Indiana? When?
> Thanks - winter
> On May 12, 2009, at 8:54 AM, Wayne Webb wrote:
> > Notes from our Correspondents.
> > -From the Turkey Creek church, Ind., Bro. Berkeybile writes: "We met
> > in
> > church council on Saturday, Dec. 8. All passed off pleasantly. We
> > commenced a series of meetings on the 9th, and continued for two
> > weeks. One
> > was received by baptism. Failing to get help, the home ministry did
> > the
> > preaching. God be praised for his goodness!"
> > -Bro. J. O. Butterbaugh writes: "The good work is still going on in
> > the
> > Broadfording church, Md. We have again been revived, knowing that
> > there is
> > joy in heaven when sinners see the error of their ways and turn to the
> > marvelous Light. After our regular services, on Sunday, December
> > 23rd, we
> > retired to the water. After breaking the ice, Bro. A. B. Barnhart
> > led one
> > sister down into the liquid stream, where baptism was administered.
> > This
> > makes twenty-one received into the church within the last fifteen
> > mouths.
> > Others are counting the cost. Our earnest desire is that they may
> > soon
> > decide and take God at his word!"
> > -Bro. L. T. Holsinger, of Ladoga, Indiana, writes: "December 13th we
> > commenced meetings with the little band of brethren and sisters
> > living four
> > miles south of Fortville, Ind., and continued the meetings until the
> > 31st.
> > Six made the noble choice and were baptized in the likeness of
> > Christ's
> > death. I would like to recommend to the Brotherhood the example of
> > brethren
> > Alfred and Isem Denny, who reside there. They decided that they
> > could leave
> > their children and neighbors no better token of their love than to
> > build a
> > house of worship. Carrying these resolutions into effect, they now
> > have a
> > neat brick chinch, well seated and well lighted, in which the `glad
> > tidings
> > of great joy which shall be to all people,` will continue to be
> > proclaimed,
> > even though the marble monument should mark the last resting place
> > of their
> > temple of clay. May others do likewise"
> > -We are informed by Bro. Wm. Landis, of Cerro Gordo, Ill., that Bro.
> > D. B.
> > Gibson began a series of meetings for them on the evening of Jan.
> > 2. He
> > writes: "A good interest is manifested. Seven have already left the
> > bondage
> > of Satan, and we trust the good work has only begun!"
> > -Bro. S. C. Mallory, of the Cedar Grove church, Tenn, writes: "We
> > have just
> > ended a very interesting series of meetings. We commenced Dec.
> > 23rd, and
> > continued until Jan. 1st. We had preaching by Bro. S. Molsbee and
> > Bro. E.
> > G. Pain till Sunday, Dec. 30th, when Bro. J. B. Pence came among us
> > and
> > preached six sermons. There were three applicants for baptism.
> > More are
> > near the kingdom. The members were edified and built up."
> > -We are informed by Bro. Joseph John, that Bro. Daniel Wysong, of
> > Nappanee,
> > Ind., has been holding some interesting meetings near Roann, Ind. He
> > writes: "Bro. Wysong preached twenty-one sermons for us. The arrow of
> > conviction was sent into the hearts of some dear souls, and, on Dec.
> > 24, we
> > rejoiced to see two come out on the Lord's side. Dec. 26 one more
> > made the
> > good resolve, and Dec. 29 six more left the ranks of Satan. Others,
> > who
> > feel the weight of sin, are expected to come ere long."
> > -Bro. J. E. Springer writes: "The Morrill church, Kansas, has a
> > Bible class
> > in good working order. The class met at my home last Thursday
> > evening. I
> > was much pleased with the way in which it was conducted. Each one
> > had a
> > portion of the chapter assigned to him for disposal, which I think
> > works
> > well, as it causes an interest in the meeting. At first I did not
> > favor the
> > work, but now I feel satisfied that it is a good work, and I hope
> > much good
> > may grow out of it. `Prove all things, hold fast what is good.' "
> > -Joyful news of wanderers returning is sent us by Bro. David P.
> > Miller, of
> > Buchanan, Mich. He says: "Dec. 28, Bro. R. J. Shreve, of La Porte
> > county,
> > Ind., carne into the north-western part of our congregation, where
> > there are
> > but few of our members living, and also a few that had left us in
> > our late
> > trouble. He began meetings on the same evening, and continued until
> > the
> > next Friday evening. As the immediate fruits of his labors, two
> > that had
> > left us were received back into the church again, and two more
> > promised to
> > come soon. Many good impressions were made. Praise God, the cloud is
> > lifting!"
> > -From the National Soldiers' Home, Ohio, Bro. L. T. Haynes writes:
> > "To be a
> > follower of our beloved Savior, and work for him in a camp of United
> > States
> > soldiers, is a heavy cross, but of late I have been made to rejoice
> > in God.
> > In distributing the MESSENGER through the camp, I am glad to hear the
> > soldiers say, `When are you going to have some more of those
> > papers? We
> > like to read them.' If we were able we would subscribe for them;
> > but we
> > lack the means. The Miami church, south of the Home, will commence
> > a series
> > of meetings on the evening of January 12. The members seem to be
> > interested, and a good feeling seems to prevail among them. That
> > there may
> > be good results from the meeting, and many souls brought into the
> > fold of
> > the church, is my prayer."
> > "Suppose my watch were not doing well; would it do any good were I
> > to go to
> > the town clock, and take out my key and make the hands of my watch
> > point to
> > the same as those of the clock? You know this would do no good, for
> > the
> > hands would soon be as far wrong as ever. I must send my watch to the
> > watch-maker, that he may put its heart right, too. So is it with
> > you; you
> > must first get your heart put right, thou your hands will go right,
> > and your
> > feet, and all will go right;"
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