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imposing- in appearance, and contained arched windows, which, architecturally,
corresponded with those of the main building-. About the year 1835, the church
council, in default of financial resources, determined to tear down the tower,
sell the bricks and liquidate the claim. This was done subsequently, and an
ell was built to the house in which Dr. Tinney now lives. This building was
used for many years and known as the Strasburg Academy. When the school
closed its doors years later, the ell was torn down and the bricks were used
to erect the dwelling- in which Mrs. Hess now lives.

Some have expressed the opinion that the cornerstone was built into the
old steeple, but they have not been able to confirm this. A search for it in
the present building has proven unsuccessful. Thus far no person has been
found who remembers having- seen the cornerstone. The private journal of
the Rev. G. H. E. Muhlenberg- contains the declaration that was deposited in
it. Were we able to locate this journal it might throw some light on the
subject, but it, too, has disappeared.

The following is a list of pastors who have served St. Michael's congre-
gation from its inception to the present day :
Before 1748. Rev. John Casper Stoever.

Rev. John F. Handschuh. 9

Rev. Johann Gottleib Engelland.

Rev. Tobias Wagner.

Rev. John Sieg-fried Gerock.

Rev. Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg.

Rev. Christian Emanuel Schultze.

Rev. J. H. C. Helmuth.

Rev. William Kurtz.

Rev. Gotthielf Henry Ernest Muhlenberg.

Rev. Frederic Valentine Melsheimer.

Rev. Henry Moeller.

Rev. Peter Bentz.

Rev. John Plitt.

Rev. Peter Filbert (possibly vacant part of time).

Rev. John Jacob Strein.

Rev. J. W. Early (English only).
" " " " (both languages).

Rev. H. H. Bruning, D.D.

Vacant.

Rev. S. R. Boyer.

Rev. E. L. Reed.

Rev. A. B. Markley, Ph.D.

Rev. E. H. Schmoll.

Rev. J. W. Early.

Rev. W. C. Lauer.

Rev. G. W. McClanahan.

Rev. Samuel A. Ziegenfuss.



1748-1751.
1751-1754.

1754-1767.
1767-1769.

1769-1775.
1775-1779.
1780-1785.
1786-1789.
1790-1794.
1795-1801.
1803-1812.
1812-1816.
1816-1865.
1860-1865.
1865-1866.
1866-1872.
1872-1874.
1875-1879.
1879-1880.
1880-1885.
1885-1886.
1887-1888.
1889-1896.
1897-1912.
1912-1916.
1916-.. Rev. W. R. Knerr.



Minutes of the October Meeting.



Lancaster, October 1, 1920.

The Lancaster County Historical Society held its regular monthly meet-
ing this evening in their room in the A. Herr Smith Memorial Building. The
meeting was called to order at seven thirty o'clock with the President, Judge
C. I. Landis, officiating.

The Minutes of the September meeting were read and approved.

The Librarian's report showed donations and exchanges as follows :

The Minute Book of the Lancaster, Elizabethtown and Middletown Turn-
pike Road Company, a stock ledger, a copper plate for engraving certificates,
seal, etc., all presented by Mr. Charles E. Long, of Lancaster.

The Fortieth Anniversary souvenir booklet of the F. W. Woolworth Co.,
presented by Mr. A. K. Hostetter, of Lancaster.

Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society.

A Bibliography of Syracuse History, from the Onondaga Historical As-
sociation.

The Wisconsin Magazine of History for September, and proceedings of
the Wisconsin Historical Society at its 67th annual meetings.

The Snyder County Historical Society Bulletin.

The forty-ninth annual report of the Grand Rapids Public Library.

A muzzle loading revolver picked up on the Gettysburg battlefield the day
after the battle, presented by the family of Henry G. Lipp, deceased.

A spray of edelweiss gathered by President Buchanan on the Alps while
touring Switzerland, presented by Mrs. Mary N. Robinson.

A roster of a company of volunteers, commanded by Captain George Ham-
bright, of the 121st Regiment under Colonel Jeremiah Mosher, which en-
camped at York 26 August, 1814, on which are enrolled twelve officers and
sixty-three privates, also presented by Mrs. Mary N. Robinson, of Lancaster.

HARRY STEHMAN, Librarian.

The report was accepted as read and a vote of thanks was extended the
donors.

The Treasurer's report, is as follows :
1920.
Sept. 4. Date of last meeting.

Balance on hand $452.77

G. W T . Steinman 1,000.00

Receipts and Dues 20.00

$1,472.77
Expenses 151.21



Oct. 1. Balance in Treasury $1,321.56

Respectfully submitted,

A. K. HOSTETTER, Treasurer.

(187)



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The Treasurer called attention to the fact that as the Society had a large
balance in the Treasury it might be well to think about investing some of it.
He suggested United States Liberty Bonds as a good investment. A motion
was made by Mr. Hostetter that the matter be given consideration. It was
decided that the President, Judge C. I. Landis, and the Treasurer, Mr. A. K.
Hostetter, be authorized to give this matter the consideration called for in
the motion.

Mention was appreciatively made of the clause in the will of jths late
Miss Armstrong bequeathing to the Societ^ -^ annuity of three hundred
dollars.

The Treasurer presented a bill for $38.67 from the New Era Printing
Company which was ordered to be paid.

There was one new application for membership, Dr. George R. Huber, of
Lancaster.

The application under the rules of the Society was held over until the
next meeting for action.

The applicants presented at the September meeting were elected.

They were :

Mr. and Mrs. Paris Snyder, Lititz, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Little, Silver Spring, Lancaster Co.

Mr. Beah Stauffer, 246 E. Ross Street.

Mr. J. Jacques Stunzi, Lititz Pike, Lancaster.

Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Capp, 126 X. Prince St.

Mrs. Charles A. Fon Dersmith, 540 N. Duke Street.

Miss Ina B. Kieffer, 41 N. Prince St.

The President, Judge Landis, announced that a i ,. munication from To-
ronto University having been received requesting two of our pamphlets for
review, viz., The Loyalists of Lancaster county by Dr. Diffenderffer, he had
had them sent and hoped the Society approved, as it was a customary thing
to do. The Society approved the President's action.

Mr. Hostetter reported that the Andre Letter which Mr. Wm. Barratt had
requested at the September meeting and which the Society instead of approving
action allowing the letter to go out of our Archives ordered a photograph to
be taken instead, such photograph had been taken by Darmstaetter, photog-
graphers, and sent to Mr. Barratt.

A letter from Captain Dillin asking the Society to help him to get data
for the collection of rifles and weapons which he was desirous to use in
elaborating a book on the subject was red. a A great deal of interest was
taken in the letter and a considerable discussion followed, in which Judge
Landis and Mr. Hostetter took part. There was no action taken on the letter.

The paper of the evening, entitled The Lutheran Church of Strasburg,
was read by Mr. William Worner, its author. The paper was most inter-
esting and a very interesting discussion followed.

The meeting adjourned at nine o'clock.






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