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Vardakin was a character universally detested bj the
I imunity. He subsequently removed to Pennsyl-
vania, where he died.

III.— AOKI) PERSONS IN WALPACK.

In June, IS.SO, Walpaek contained eighteen persons
aged between sixty and sixty-five years. Those aged
sixty-five and upwards arc named in the following
lisl :

Dfcrld Bun, 89; David Bunnell, 74; Cnlliariuo BuDnell, 07; Nancy Cole,
73; Daniel D. Dockor, 74; Morj Decker, 72; Calvin Docker, 7";
Margaret Decker, 70; I.ucy Gurlss,* 07; Catharine W. Caries, ti,
John Hetzol, 05; Sarah Hill, 79; Cyrus Jones, 67; Itucliel Jones,60;
Churl.-* Klshpaugh, 70; Daniol Kr.i^l.t, 00; Elizabeth Loeey, 69;
David !■> sy, 00; Trlphena !...-.->■. oo-. Amelia Rlbble.73; Elizabeth
Snillh, 7.1: Luciuda Stoll. 60; Jacob Smith, Jr., 63; Wlllium Sigafug,
87; AnnaSlgulu», 00; Jonas Smith, 70; Sarah A Smith, 67; Nancy
Stoll, 79; James « Fuller.*

IV.— MORAVIAN MISSION IN WAI.l'ACK.
In the " Memorials of the Moravian Church" We

lind the following ;

"Tho Brethren preached and kept a school in the upper valley of the

Delaware, on the Jersey sli , In 1746 and 1717. In the former year

Joiteph Shaw whs settled at Walpaek ; hero Ms wit-' deceased. ETe ul*<>
preached at tlio Mliiltduk Church, and mi "tie occasion, In April "i" 1717,
had ii promiscuous audlonce ol Swedes, English, Scotch, Irish, Welsh,
Wall s, Shawanesc, Mohawks, Deluwares, and Catabas."

This cannot refer to the Moravian mission at Hope,
in what is now Hope township, in Warren County ; ,

the date is t -irk, the church at Hope not being

built till 1780. The record expressly states that the

church ami school were " on the Jersej shore," in

Walpaek, ami that Joseph Shaw, the Moravian min-
ister, was settled and lost his wile there. Could it be
that he preached part of the time in the Dutch

anarch at Walpaek? This is probable, as Fryenmoet

Occupied the church only one-fourth of the time.
The " Minisink church," in which it i- recorded that

he preached in April. 1747, was evidently the Dutch

church of that name, which gives color to ll oii-

jecturc that he probably occupied tin- Dutch church

in Walpaek. No mention of a separate Moravian
church is found in any record known to us, hut it is

simply said "the Brethren preached and kept a

school" there. Had any church or school-house been

huilt by the United Brethren, their record-, which

Were kept with so much detail, would not have failed
to mention the fact.

We find further reference to Joseph Shaw on page

[87 of the " Memorials of the Moravian Church." Hi

came over in the ship "Catharine," among the tir.-t



colonists who arrived at Bethlehem, June 21, L742.
Again, on page 75, speaking of John Michael Huber,
who also came out with the first colony, it -ay-, " Lost

i a hurricane on the passage to St. Thomas, in
October, 1747, along with the missionaries Joseph ami
Mar. Shaw." "Mary Shaw" must have been a -i-ter
or some other relative, as he lost his wife in Walpaek

quite too recently to he again married. This worthy
missionary no doubt perished at -en, with others, soon
after his labors in Sussex County. He was undoubt-
edly the pioneer of the Moravian Church east of the
Delaware, and paved the way for the more permanent
effort subsequently made by the Brethren at Hope.

V.— SCHOOLS.

Ihe first teacher in Walpaek id' whom history
makes any mention was Rev. Joseph Shaw, the Mo-
ravian missionary referred to in the preceding section
of this chapter. He preached and taught school on
the hanks of the Delaware, probably near the old
Walpaek church, in 174(1 and 1747. From that time
for more than half a century little is known of the
-'I I- of the township, and the best that the histo-
rian can do is to follow the most reliable traditions
respecting some of the early schools ami teachers,
without attempting much in the form of statistics.

The first school id' which there is any recollection
was kept in a log cabin on the river road. The teacher

in 1813 was charl.s Rhodes, of Stillwater. The old

building became unfit for use, and school wa- kept in
a structure belonging to Henry Htumell ; Charles
Rhodes, Elizabeth Stinson, and Lydia Thrall taught

there. Subsequently a school was taught by Capt.
William Clark where liowdewine Van Auken now
lives. Log school-houses were built near Flatbrook-
ville, in tin. Myers neighborhood, and in tluohlPom-
pey District, not long after 1800. Among the first
teachers in the old Walpaek SCl I was "Master

-till remembered by the oldest resident- ,,f

the town. Some of hi ■ u ere Abraham Ilas-

broei !-. Mason Dimmock, and Levitt B, Bristol. Mr.

Bristol died in Port Jcrvis in ISSil, aged eighty. Alter
Mr. Bristol, Jonas Roe, Capt. William Clark, Dr.
William I. Roe, and others taught the school. A
frame building was erected about 1880 on the site of
the "id log school-housi .

Jonathan Thompson was one of the first teachers in
the Myers school, near Walpaek Centre. He was
quite a noted pedagogue, and was remarkable for
gn big his pll| lis llliistrat! us in the - nine , 1 ,.| ins
by wearing two, and sometimes three, pair of Spec-
tacles at the same time, claiming that his Bight was
d in the ratio of the number of glasses he
wore. He is said to have been a lawyer as well as a
teacher, but no record of him in the latter capa.in
appears to he left. He taught ill other districts njgo.
Among his successors were Zebulon Losey, Abraham

ieck, Bon. Daniel M. Van Auken (now of Mil-
ford, Pa,), John I. It. Bunnell, and Isaac M. i



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Mrs. Elizabeth Losey, a daughter of Jacob Myers,
now living in Walpack, remembers attending school
in the Myers school-house in 1S13. Levi Eosenkrans
was then the teacher, and was a man quite advanced
in years. His son William, who succeeded him, is
now eighty years of age, and resides in Western New
York. The original school-house was removed from
its site and converted into a blacksmith-shop. It was
succeeded by the present structure, erected by Benja-
min T. Shoemaker about 1856.

The following were teachers in the old Pompey
District: Jonathan Thompson, Zebulon Losey, Henry
Albert, Seth Hulse, Morris Crisman, Sumner C. La-
zelle, Rolah S. Marsh, Herman W. Shove, William
Evans, Jacob S. Decker, Isaac S. Rundle, Harrison
Coykendall, Simeon Swartwout, Hezekiah Smith,
Oliver Cass, Henry J. Bunnell, Solomon Carpenter,
John I. B. Bunnell, Reuben Wells, Isaac M. Losey,
Thomas G. Bunnell. The first trustees in this district
were Everett Rosenkrans, John Haney, and David
Bunnell, who served in that capacity many years.
The old log school-house in this district was suc-
ceeded by a frame building erected by Elijah Rosen-
krans, which was used for school purposes many
years, but which now does duty as a stable.

A stone school-house known by the sobriquet of
" the Jug" was built about 1846 at Crisman's Corners.
The first teachers were Allen Crisman, Anson Dunn,
and Roswell C. Smith ; subsequently the school was
taught by Herman W. Shove, Theodore Yeisley,
Henry J. Bunnell, John S. Smith, Philip S. Van
Horn, Thomas G. Bunnell, and others. The old
" Jug" was succeeded, about 1862, by a neat frame
school-house. Later a school-house was erected upon
the mountain, north of Flatbrookville, called the
Mount Auburn school-house, and another was built
by Bartley D. Fuller, near Haney's Mills, called the
Oak Grove school-house.

These old school-houses, except the one at Walpack
Centre, were all abandoned when the township was
redistricted by County Superintendent Edward A.
Stiles, about seven years ago. New school-houses
were built at Flatbrookville, and in the Central Dis-
trict, below Haney's Mills.

Walpack, as at present organized, contains three
school districts, — viz., Flatbrookville, Central, and
Walpack Centre. The number of children of school
age in the township is 171, the number enrolled 152,
and the average attendance about 85. The value of
the school property is about S3000, and the amount
received annually for school purposes $900.

VI.— TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION.
The following, taken from the court records, defines
the original boundaries of the township of Walpack
as a civil division of Sussex County :

"At a court of General Session*) of tho Pence held lit Hnrdwlck, in tlio
county of Sussex, on tho 80th or May, 1764, Benjamin Smyth, William
Bchooloy, .lolnmnes Depue, Johannes Cornelius Westbrook, Joseph Hull,
Richard Gardner, and Richard Luudy being elected according to an act



of Assembly in that case made and provided for to divide the county into
precincts; Whereupon we have agreed that the precinct of Walpack to
begin at the gap of Packhoquaiy Mountain commonly called the Water
Gap, and so along the foot of the said mountain until it comes to York
line, and then along the same unto the river Delaware, and down the
river until the said place of beginning. Witness our bands this 17th
day of April, 1754.

"Benjamin Smyth, Joseph Hull,

""William Schooley, Richard Gardner,

" John Depue, Richard Lundy, Jr.,

"Johannes Cor. Westbrook.
" Memorandum : The lino is to run along the foot of the said mountain
on the northwest side of the mountain."

Walpack was a township in Hunterdon County,
and also in Morris, many years before Sussex County
was organized. We have not found the date of its
erection or the extent of its boundaries, but it must
have covered a large amount of territory, as Greenwich
and Walpack embraced nearly all of Northwestern
New Jersey. We find an old document entitled as
follows : " The Pole of the Freeholders of the County
of Hunterdon for Representatives to serve in the
General Assembly of the Province of New Jersey, for
the county of Hunterdon, taken per Christopher
Search, one of the clerks, Oct. 9, 1738, before David
Martin, Esq., High Sheriff."

The following townships were represented in the
election: Amwell, Bethlehem, Greenwich, Hanover,
Hopewell, Maidenhead, Readington, Walpack. The
representatives for Walpack were Tunis Quick, Thomas
Quick, Cornelius Aducher, and Abraham Van Auken ;
for Greenwich, Samuel Green, Henry Stewart, John
Anderson, and Thomas Anderson.

The territory thus set off as Walpack included
the present townships of Walpack, Sandyston, and
Montague, and the township of Pahaquarry, in War-
ren County. Montague was set off by royal patent
in 1759, Sandyston was erected into a separate town-
ship in 1762, and Pahaquarry was set off with War-
ren County in 1824, reducing Walpack to its present
dimensions. The township first received a municipal
organization in 1754. The following list of officers
for the first few years has been gathered from the
court records, those of the township previous to 1830
having been lost or destroyed. For this reason, al-
though careful and diligent research has been made,
it has been impossible to supply the township officers
or the list of justices and freeholders completely for
all the years.

TOWNSHIP OFFICERS.

1754. — Constables, Nicholas Emails, Isaac Van Auken, Cornelius West-
brook; Surveyors of Highways, Adam Dingman, Hendricus
Scboonhovou ; Overseers of the Poor, Dirck Van Fleet, Abraham
Carmer.

1755.— Constable, Andrew Cole; Survoyors of Highways, Benjamin De-
pue, Abrahnm Westbrook ; Overseers of the Poor, Abraham
Carmer, Dirck Van Fleet; Overseers of Roads, Lambert Brink,
Cornelius Westbrook.

1757. — Assessor, Benjamin Depuo ; CniiBtablo, Abraham Westbrook ; Col-
lector, Isaac Vim Ouinpcn; Cuminis.siuners of Highways, Nicho-
las Emans, Joseph Westbrook ; Overseers of the Poor, Hondricus
Schooubovon, Nicholas Emails.

1758. — Town Clerk, John Van Campon ; Constable, Isaac Van Campen;
Assessor, Benjamin Depuo; Collector, Dirck Van Fleet; Sur-



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voyura of Highways, Benjamin Weetbrook, Cornelius West-
brook.

1769.— Constable, Johannes Cortrocht; Burreyoreof Highways, Abraham
Carmar, William Ennb).

■SO.— Constable, Poter Van De Hark, Surveyors of Highways, Jacobus
Bel '■■.', , Hand*] IctuS bo iuovi

JUSTICES ANI> FBEEHOLDEBS.
.iii-h. ■ i I riders.

1764.— Abraham Van Dampen. No record.

— Abraliam Van Camneu. Johannes Dopne, Johnnie- I'.
Weetbrook.

1769.— Antl ) Van Btten, Abr*. Petal Kuykendall.

ham Yam ' Sampan.

B69. — Abraham Vau Dampen. Solomon Kuykendall.

1701. — Abraham Van Campen. John Dopue.

pfflL — Abraham Van Campen. Jno.Depue, Hendrii cu Scboonover.

1703. — Abraham Vun Cani| Jo*.|.h \\'c-ll.].«.k, .lulm D<-|nje.

RM.— Abraham Von Campen, John Depuo.

Peter Decker.

17'. -Abrahum Van Ciiiiiikui, J..hn ll.) , I-jiar Van Neat.

Pater Iv<:k..r, John Bo-
sonkrans.
record. John Dopno, Daniel Docker.

1767. — No record. Benjamin Depne, Abraham Van

Campen.
1708— No record. Nicholas Emans.

1709.— No Justices or freeholders attended tbo meeting nftha honrdfrom

Walpaek.
1770.— No record. Abraham Van Campen

1771.- None present for this year.

ic Van Campon. Abraham Van C pen, tag \ in

Nest,
firs.— Abraham Van Campen. Daniel Di pue, Isaac Van Nest

1774.— None presont from W'ulpack fur this year.
1776. — Isaac Van Campen. John ch-v.-.- sunni.s, M.s<-.- Van

Campen.
B78. Abraham Van Campen. John Clevos Symmes.*

1777. — Proceedings, but no names recorded.

1778.- Timothy Symmes, Henry ll.nvr i.Tiiiioih) Sjiuine-,

eli i k.i.

£779.— Timothy Symmes. Benry Hover, Iseai Van a.

1780. — Timothy Symmes. CsaaoVan f pen, Manuel Hover.

1781. — Timothy Symmes. Isaac Van Campen, Abraham Van

< .1 M l | - I 1

1782.— Timothy Symmes. Abraham Van Campen, Thomas

Barker.
1783.— Timothy Symmes. Abraham Van Campen (sick), Col.

Bosenkrans.
1784.— Timothy Symmes. I ol. Rosenknus, Danlol Dopue.

names i rded from Walpack.

timothy Symmos. Abraham Van Nest, John Mush-

pough
1787.— No record. John Husnpough, Jamea Scuoon-

over.
tbraham Van Campen. John Muahpou ! I



1781*.— Abraham Van Oamj OD

■BO— No record.

1701.— Tinmihy Symmos.

179;.'.— No record found fur 1702-94.



John Btuahpough.
John Mushpough.
John Boaanknuu, John Mush-
puugh (?).



PBEEH01 I'll:-,
uB6,Jacob Rosonkrane, HbrahamVan Campen; IT'":. ,,., najnea from
Walpaek appear in the Board; 17'.<7 •.'-, Abraham Van Dampen,

Honry Bhi emakar ; 1700, II. nn Shoemaker, Jonathan ■!

-i, Henry Shoemaker, Abraham Van Camp a , 1802 . Hi erj si

maker, Jonath ion, - ; 1804, Abraliam Van Campon, Jonathan

Jones; lsn;,, Abraham Van Campen, Henry Bhoemajtei ; i
ham Van Campen, Aaron Decker; 1N'7, Henry Shoemaki

larou Decker, Jonathan Jones; 1800, Henry Sboo-
maker, Jonathan J -; 1810-11, Jonathan Jones, Nathaniel Van

• Tho entry of the minutes at this meeting (..May JSth) is In Uio hand-
writing of Mr. Sv unites.



Auken; 1812, William Hill, Cornelius Ennis; 1813, Henry Shoe-
maker, Nathaniel Van Auken; 1814-18, Nathaniel Van Auken,
Aaron Decker -, i ■ man, John Decker, 8r.; 1820, Joseph

D\ . G ' Crlsrnan 1821-23, John II. De Witt, Hi ■
maker; 1824, John B De Witt, John W.VanAilkon; 1826-28, Aaron
Decker, John II. D« Witt; 1827, John shoemafc.-r, Philip Smith;
1828-31, Jacob Diniun, John Shoemaker ; 1832, Jacob Dlmon, Bowde-
wine Van Auken; 1833, Ira Fuller, Bowdewlne Van Anken; 1834,
ii.in. ;. . John Shoemaker ; 1836, Crlnos Bloom, Peter Knecht;

■. Van Anken, Darld Bunnell; 1838-39, Peter

Knight, Daniel Smith; 1840, Peter Knight, Jacob Dlmon; 1841,
Qeorge Bhafer, Isaai Lose] ; 1> 12-43, Jesse Ball, John Haney; 1844,
Bowdewine Van Auken, Jacob Dlmon ; 184.', Bowdewlne Van Auken,
Leonard 11.11; 1 Mi;. John llaney. Duiii-I Smith; 1-17-48, J, - Bell,
Cahin Decker; 1849-60, Abraham Cole, Bowdewlne Van Auken;
1851, Benjamin Dull, Jesse Bell; 1852-M, Jacob Dlmon, Benjamin
Hull; 1854, John Smith, Joseph Bchooley; 1855-68, John Smith.
Joseph W. Bundlo; 18fl7-7.s, David Bunnell, Jam.!. W. Fuller; 1859-
80, Calvin Decker, He a Boll; 1801-02, John Smith, Bobcrt Bell;
1803-04, William Hull, Isaac S. Bundle : 1805-66, Moses Hull, David
Bunnell ; 1867 88, Peter P. Petty, Ju ob Smith, Jr ; 1809-70, Bol-ert
Bell, Calvin De. kei ; 1-7 1 73,Jonu Smith, J., hi, p. House; 1.-74-7:.,
John S.Cole, Jason K. Hill ; 1876-77, Boberl Bell, Jacob Smith, Jr. ;
1878, Mark L. Cook, J.e ob Smith, Jr. ; 1879, Allrod Bevuns rt 1880,
Alfred Bevans, Philip s. K..-enkrana.

VII.— CHURCHES.
HI I OHM ED mn II CHI IK II OF W M.l'Ai K.

On the l'.Hh of Lugust, 1716, Rev, Petrua Vas, of
the Reformed I >utch < Ihurch of Kingston, visited the
Mini- ink settlements and baptized three persons. The
record shows that he made another visit the next year
and on the "'ili of January baptized four persons, and
that on Jan. 29, 171*. he baptized five more, making
twelve persons baptized during his three annual visits.
The religious services held on these invasions were in
the private houses of the settlers. No further atten-
tion appears to have been paid to the religious interests
of the community by visiting clergymen until Aug.
2:;, 17-':7. at which date -ix baptisms are recorded by
Rev. Georg Wilhelm Mancius, the successor of Rev.
Mr. Yas in the pastorate of the Reformed Dutch
Church ol' Kingston.

Some time during this year .Mr. Mancius organized
the four lleforuii-il lluteh Churches of the Minisink
valley, — viz, the Mackhockemack Chinch, now at
Port Jervis; the .Minisink Church, in ancient Wal-
pack, now Montague; the Walpaek Church, in the
Bend of the Delaware ; and the Shawanee < Ihnrch, at
Lower Smithfield, Pa, All these churches, except the
last named, were located on the < lid Mine Road. It
appears from the records that Dominie Mancius had,
pr. \ ious to the date recorded above, with the concur-
rence of the Minisink settlers, selected hi

prospective successor in the frontier mini-try, young

John Casparus Fryenmuth, and sent him to Holland
to complete his education, and to return to them OS
pastor with the authority of the • 'la— i- of Amsterdam ;
for the following action of the < lonsistorj . hearing the
same date as the above record of baptisms, alludes to

him as the coming minister :

"Win. na are unwilling to remni

who I-, eomins- h. r ..vail tbeinselres of

-. It waa approved and rt rhat every



f A tie ball I k and John P. Hoots; no election.



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one dwelling among lis requiring the services of the minister shall pay
for the baptism of a child six shillings, and those who live without our
bounds shall pay for the baptism of a child three shillings. Signed in
behalf of others.

;l GE0RG WlLHELM MANCIUS.

" Done in Consistory, August 23, 1737."

Rev. Mr. Mancius continued to visit the churches
two or three times a year until Sept. 19, 1740.

June 1, 1741, John Casparus Fryenmuth, having
returned from Holland, entered upon his duties as
pastor. He was married the year following, as appears
from the old church record :

" 1742. Joh : Casparus Fryenmuth, young man, burn in Smithneld, to
Lena von Ettan, youug woman, born at Ny tsfield ; married with a license
from Governeur Morris, in Jersey, by Justice Abram Van Cumpen, the
23d July, 1742."

Mr. Fryenmuth proved " a most acceptable and
faithful minister, and withal was remarkably genial
and social in his intercourse. His praise went abroad
not only through all this region, but other communi-
ties and churches were charmed by him." The dis-
trict of country covered by his labors extended from
Westbrookville, in Orange Co., N. Y., to Lower
Smithfield, Pa., — a distance of over 50 miles. At the
present time more than twenty ministers are employed
in the same territory.

Mr. Fryenmuth received as a salary from the four
churches £70 in money and 100 sehepels* of oats
yearly, the agreement being that the Smithfield
Church should pay in " proclamation money" and
the other churches in "New York current money."
April 11, 1748, the churches agreed to furnish their
pastor a horse. The records read :

" They have authorized Cornelius Westbrook to purchase a horse for
the Dominie and pay for it from the elder's chest in each church, which
horBe the Dominie hath agreed to use exclusively for the churches, ex-
cept he will use it for himself."

Nine months later the arrangement was changed.
The dominie made the following entry :

"I bind myself by my signature to the lour united churches of Smith-
field, Walpuck, Miuiiissinck, ami Machhuckeiiu'i'k, pursuant with an
obligation of the same date with this, henceforth to serve the churches
with my own horse. For the establishment of this I subscribe my name.

" J. C. FnYKNMOKT."f

Mr. Fryenmoet continued in the pastorate of the
churches steadily for fifteen years, closing his services
Aug. 12, 175G, on account of the Indian disturbances,
which became severe at that period along the Dela-
ware, and chiefly in the settlements occupied by his
churches. His name does not wholly disappear from
the records till the autumn of 1759, which leads to
the inference that he occasionally visited these
churches during three years after his permanent pas-
torate was dissolved. He removed in 1756 to Kinder-
hook, N. Y., and until his death, in 1778, was in charge
of the churches of Kinderhook, Claverack, and Liv-
ingston Manor.

Towards the close of Mr. Fryenmoet's stay on the

* A Bchepel equals 3 pecks.

f In August, 1747, ho changed the spelling of his name, — as has boon
supposed, from the Swiss to the Dutch orthography.



Delaware the Smithfield Church withdrew from the
other three churches, and these latter were vacant
until 1760. September 6th of that year Rev. Thomas
Romeyn, of Long Island, accepted a call, and re-
mained till 1772. From the time of his departure
until May 11, 1785, the three churches depended upon
irregular and uncertain supplies, among whom were
Revs. Jacob R. Hardenbergh and Benjamin Du Bois.
On the date last mentioned, Rev. Elias Van Bun-
schooten was called to be the pastor. He labored
very zealously with them until 1800, when he gave
his services exclusively to the church at the Clove, in
Wantage.

In 1800 the Walpack Church was set off to itself,
and until 1808 had no minister. Rev. James G. Force
then became stated supply, remaining so until Nov.
17, 1811, when he was installed as pastor. He
preached at Walpack and Hardwick from 1811 to
1816, and served Walpack continuously until 1827.
From 1812 to 1827, 62 persons were received into the
church.

In 1827 divisions in the church led to the forma-
tion, on the 14th of June of that year, of a new organ-
ization, called " The Lower Dutch Reformed Church
of Walpack ;" but in three months the two churches
resolved to fraternize, and the new organization was
accordingly dissolved. Dec. 2, 1827, Rev. Isaac S.
Demund was installed pastor. He resigned in 1829.
Rev. David Gushing, who preached as stated supply
from 1831 to 1832, inaugurated a revival, which re-
sulted in an addition of 120 persons to the church.
Rev. Garret C. Schenck began to preach to the church
in 1833, and closed his labors in 1835, when he was
succeeded by Rev. James B. Hyndshaw, who remained
until Oct. 9, 1839. Rev. Robert Pitts, a licentiate of
the Classis of Orange, followed in 1841, and remained
until 1860. In that year the pastorate was divided,
and was thereafter apportioned as Upper Walpack
(Dingman's Ferry and Peters' Valley) and Lower
Walpack (Bushkill and Walpack). The first pastor
at Lower Walpack was Rev. Alexander McWilliam,
who discharged the duties of the office from 1860 to
1870. Rev. John F. Shaw was installed Dec. 8, 1870.
In 1877, Rev. Henry L. Rex was called, and is the
present pastor (in January, 1881).

The elders of the church are Calvin Decker and
David Buss ; Albert Knight and John S. Smith, Dea-
cons. Jonas S. Decker is superintendent of the Sun-
day-school. The church membership is about 100.

Original Deed. — The original deed donating the lot
for the Walpack church and burying-ground is now
in the possession of Thomas G. Bunnell, of Newton.
It is a curious and quaint old document, of which the
following is a verbatim copy :

"To all Christian people to whom thoso prances Shall Com Know ye
that we thomas Brink and nicklas Schoouliovan of Wallpack in the
County of huutordon Yeoman Know yea that we Do Send groton Know
yea that wo thoruay Brink and nicklas Schoonhovan that wo have anil
do this Give gran and by thoso prances do give giant for tho Love good
will and afexshuus which we do Buir towurilb tho inhabts of Wallpack



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and Ihi' ni'iir iuhabltons tliar a bout jiii we do give an grant unto the in-

tbove Btten nil and Blgeler that Lot or i>arsal of Land Ljlog



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