Union County Illinois Genealogy Trails
and submitted by Darrel Dexter
Salem Lutheran Church of Jonesboro
had an inspiring all day session last Sunday beginning at the Sunday
School hour and closing with the evening services.
The occasion was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
church. The program
was carried out substantially as it appeared in this paper last week,
and the church was filled all during the day.
At noon more than a hundred people
partook of a basket dinner in the basement.
In the afternoon, in addition to
the regular program, letters were read from Rev. T. Earnhart
of Lucas, O., who organized the church and was its first pastor; Rev.
J. G. M. Hursh, of Metropolis,
Ill., and Rev. W. L. Burger, of
Louisville, Ky., former pastors, also from Mrs. Annie Soergel
Robert of Dallas, Texas, who
sang in the choir the day the church was dedicated; and Mrs. Maggie Linn Nunhamaker, of Columbia, S.C.
Special music was rendered by the
choir and there were pleasing solos by Mrs. Zimbeck
and Geo. H. Grear.
Salem Luthern Church now has 75
communicant members and 120 baptized members.
When it was organized 25 years ago it was with 26
charter members as follows:
The first church council was
composed of Charles Barringer and
Charles Cruse, elders; J. Henry Hilboldt and D. H. Rendleman,
deacons; Paul Misenhimer, Walter Ury, and J. Henry Hilboldt,
(Jonesboro Gazette, Jonesboro, Illinois, Friday, 28 Sep 1917)