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Seventh Day Baptist Church, Berlin, New York

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The First Methodist Episcopal church of Petersburgh was built in 1821, the pastor at that time being the Rev. John Nixon. Previous to that time however there was an organization of Methodists which held meetings in a building situated in the "Hollow" and owned by Joshua Lamb. The first preacher this society had was the Rev. Mr. Mitchell, an itinerant from the South who preached in Berlin and supplied in Petersburgh in 1811. rphe early promoters of the church were Jabez Y. Lewis, Job W. Madison, Justus Hakes, a-nd the Rev. Zebulon Lewis, and it was mainly through their efforts that the church was erected. link title http://history.rays-place.com/ny/ren-petersburgh-ny.htm

The Seventh-Day Baptist church of Berlin village probably antedates the Baptist church first referred to [30 Dec 1793], but the records are not quite clear on this point. Some authorities say the church was organized September 24, 1780; others say the formal organization did not occur until 1785. There is also a question as to who was the first pastor. The two pastors named for the office by different authorities are Elder Charles Saunders and Elder William Coon. The first meeting-house was built in 1800. This was demolished by a hurricane in August, 1821.

February 8, 1824, the society was reorganized and steps were taken for the erection of a new meeting house. In December, 1824, the structure was completed and the pastor, the Rev. Alonzo Brown, was installed. Three years after, during the pastorate of Elder Hull, the building was destroyed by fire. A new church was built in 1831. The early promoters of the church were Charles Saunders, Thomas Crandall, Edward Whitford, Benjamin Vars, Robert Davis, John Green, Amos Green and George Maxon. http://history.rays-place.com/ny/ren-berlin-ny.htm

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