Calhoun County

1915 Disciples of Christ

Calhoun County

Bay (Mozier)

Organized 1897, by J. M. Bovee; present membership, 60; value of property, $800; Bible school began 1900; present enrollment, 75.

This congregation was the result of a meeting conducted by Mr. Bovee in the West Panther Creek Schoolhouse. The use of an organ and the beginning of a Sunday school led to a division of the church. Those withdrawing put up a chapel within a stone's-throw of the other house. Then they challenged Mr. Bovee to publicly debate the "organ question." He complied.

Farmers' Ridge (Nebo)

Organized 1856, by J. W. Greer and James Burbridge; present membership, 123; Bible school enrollment, 100. George and Richard Williams are preachers here.

Indian Creek (Hamburg)

Present membership, 60.

A small, ultra-conservative congregation, with little influence for good.

Extracted 03 Feb 2019 by Norma Hass from History of the Disciples of Christ in Illinois 1819-1914, by Nathaniel S. Haynes, published in 1915, pages 123-124.

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