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WILLIAM HENRY: CHRISTIAN CHURCH MINISTER
 

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WILLIAM HENRY:
CHRISTIAN CHURCH MINISTER
WATERLOO TOWNSHIP COUNCILLOR
FARMER
By Rosemary Willard Ambrose
Mrs. Ambrose has recently published Waterloo County Churches: a research
guide to churches before 1900.
In the early years of Waterloo county there were numerous preachers,
missionaries, evangelists and circuit riders who traveled throughout the area preaching
the word of God, each according to the tenets of his own faith. These educated, energetic
churchmen included James Sim, Baptist; Benjamin Eby, Mennonite; Charles Freshman,
German Wesleyan Methodist; and Fredrich Wilhelm Binderman, who is credited with
organizing many early Lutheran congregations. In addition to preaching and ministering
to their people, early ministers were often farmers, teachers and members of local
governments.
One less well-known minister was Elder William Henry of the Christian Church,
who first ministered to members of his faith from his base at the Christian Church east of
Kossuth in Waterloo Township from 1853-1869. He then moved to Minto Township,
Wellington County, in 1869 where he founded Jerusalem Christian Church near

  

Source: Henry, Richard C.- Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

 

Collections: Physics