Maximilian Jewett (1607-1684)
Born in England, immigrated in 1638 and came to Rowley, Massachusetts in 1639 with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers. He became freeman in 1640, which shows that he was a member of the Congregational Church. He was one of the first two deacons in the Rowley Church, ordained in Dec 1639.
Thomas Blossom ( -1633)
Born in England, went to Holland with the Pilgrims, started to America in 1620 on the Speedwell, had to return to Holland. He immigrated in 1629 to Plymouth; was a deacon from 1629-33.
Sarah Bond Coffinberry (1849-1939)
Her obituary states that she was a charter member of the Hubbard Congregational church.
James Bond (1821-1849)
Licensed to preach by Baptist church in Iowa, came to Oregon in 1847, where he preached in “a little Baptist chuch in Skipanon, Clatsop County. He organized Sunday schools there and in Astoria.” He was accidently shot and died in Feb 1849.
James Monroe Bond (1847-1914)
Born in Iowa, to Oregon in 1853, then to California in 1868. In 1890 entered medical college and became a doctor. Were members of the Seventh Day Adventist church. By 1905 one son was minister and two were missionaries for that church.
Commodore Perry O’Neal (1835-1919)
His obituary states that he was an elder in the Presbyterian Church.
Ludwig Falk (c1815-1899)and Anna Louise Falk (1832-1901)
They are listed in the Evangelical Church Records at Nakel, Posen, Prussia [now Poland]. Immigrated to the US in 1858, settled in Wisconsin. Their family is listed in the records of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Muscoda, WI [1878-1891] and they were charter members of the St John’s Lutheran Church, Avoca, WI, which was established in 1891.
Lester Albertson (1907-2004)
He was baptized at the Christian Church, Halsey, OR in 1926. His obituary states that he was an elder and Sunday School Superintendent there. He later transferred his membership to the Brownsville Christian Church. He and his wife Wilma Falk (1912-1982) met at a church party.
Gerald Falk (1927-2014)
He served as an elder at the Brownsville Christian Church and then an active member at Harrisburg Christian Church.
Sylvia Ward (1902-1935)
After studying to be deaconess in the Methodist Church, she went to China as a missionary in 1934. She died there in 1935 of typhus fever.
Thomas Frazier (1788-1861)
First minister of Quakers in Henry County, Iowa. 1830’s