CD: History of the Church of the Brethren of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


The District Meeting of 1911 appointed a committee composed of "S. R. Zug, John Herr, G. N. Falkenstein, J. G. Francis and D. C. Reber to gather statistics and facts concerning the activities and work of the Church of the Brethren in the territory then constituting the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from the beginning of the Brethren in America…" to 1915. "They read volume after volume…corresponded, traveled, visited, gathered data from tombstones, and monuments…examined Bible, Church, and Court records…" and gleaned information from some of the leading Brethren "whose memory retained many personal reminiscences and much important information not recorded nor heretofore published in print, and who possessed memoranda of valuable historical data relating to church growth and extension." More than one hundred illustrations and a subject, place and fullname index are also included to create a unique history.

The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just as it was originally published. It is intended to look and function very much like a "real" book. There is no electronic index, and there is no electronic text to search. However, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to move through the book. Image numbers will match the page numbers for all of the main text, as well as the index. Any unnumbered portraits and illustrations are at the back of the actual file, to keep page numbering consistent.

The Committee Appointed by District Conference

(1915), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 804 pp.

ISBN: 9780788425820