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Davenport Democrat And Leader, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1924, Davenport, IowaHome Davenport Democrat and Home edition presbyterian Church a Strong one in Davenport i i presbyterian i Church shows i Early vigor eighty five years of Davenport history marked by accomplishment. Has 1338 members of it addition Marks rec Ord of past year. is a thrill of primitive i vigor in the Early Days of the a i first presbyterian Church. Antoine Leclaire was Lay ing out the town ten presbyterians laying the foundation of the Christian Church the House of Hoge at Ripley and front or Street. Their first House of worship was log Cabin at main and third or streets. In 1s44 they put up a Chapel at 222 West third Street and two years later drought the first Bell that entered the Ijar territory ten years later on the site. Father Mason built a Brick Churchi with a the Walls still stand and Wirthe Church is still very much alive Kirkwood Boulevard. In a of if Century they grew 10 to 1s4 per cent. In ism the. First Church bought newly built St. At and Brady which was sold i under the Hammer. It.costs20.000. Was the most splendid Church in town and also a heavy Burden. But the men of that Day of were equal to their Opportunity. First presbyterian with recent remodelling and improvements. The Newcomb Church Back of missions founded by Davenport m. A. To serve North West part of City. Or. Leroy Coffman. Or. Coffman one of tie Ablest of Davenport pastors has become known not Only for his Able administrative work but for his exceptionally eloquent sermons., Tabernacle in Bettendorf pastors were Anderson t. Nott Clute and Little birth Ami Breeding of learn and eloquence. The Organ Jar Whdeh Lias been in use was built in in a third of a Century they i _ outgrew their seventh Street Home. For their 340 commune were lacking. Their -100 Sun school scholars overflowed into cellar. So they sold to the of science and built anew j9fln 1s9s, at Kirkwood and Iowa. Cost 5r it was recognized far and near the erection of the splendid on Kirkwood Boulevard the most notable presbyterian prevent of that Era in the Middle for then it was a very by building. . Tho their energies in this decade 1s9s were largely absorbed to rebuilding and financing operations. A their membership grew from 340 a to 523 and the sunday school to i Reno. During this Era or. John b. Or Donaldson was pastor. The Rev. Leroy m. Coffman d. St-d., was called to the pastorate of Church in 190s. The Church try had been vacant for a year the had fallen to 400 and was a debt of was immediately paid the err members began to flow in. There been received during the pastorate 2030 new Mem in a recent revision of the Roll Nanies of 559 persons who had Clr moved from Davenport or other severed their connection dropped from the Roll. The membership then remaining 1.213. On last easter Day 13s members were received which the net enrolment at the represent time to 133s. The sunday 23chocl contains 56 classes and has enrolment of 1.2s6. The an exial operating budget is about Church work today. The work of the Church is car on by the pastor and two As organization has been quarried to a High Point. The con Kristi Quency of the Church i cared by a series of groups which spiritual social and Redrea features for men and women married people Young men women and boys and girls. In of the sunday school a Large number the classes Are organized and addition to the lesson study carry on various mid week a Riv titles. The Church places very the interdenominational Church welcomes All Christian worshippers. Bettendorf is fortunate in pos Sessing a Community Church where All May worship irrespective of Creed May gather for prayer for getting the foolish controversies which often separate one Christian from another. This Community Church is the Bettendorf Taber the Bettendorf Tabernacle Community Church was originally the first presbyterian Church. Tito old presbyterian Church was taken Over by the danish brotherhood who still hold meetings in the original Church building. In 191s the people of Bettendorf voted to change the Church from presbyterian to interdenominational Church. Following the Chanse membership grew to such an extent that the presbyterian Chapel had to be disposed of with a View to larger quarters. It was then that the danish brotherhood too k Possession of the Chapel and the interdenominational Church built a temporary edifice on state Street. The new Churchi was called tie bet Tendorf Community Tabernacle. Up to the time that the Tabernacle was built the sunday school bad grown 40 to 025 members. Shortly after the Church moved into its new Branch sunday school was organized under the Tabernacle jurisdiction. The school meets every sunday morning at 9 o clock at the Bellevue school House. It has its own officers superintendent and teachers. Tabernacle membership Lias rown from 24 to 561. Four serv icon Are line re every sunday. Belte special emphasis upon its work for and children and the new sunday school building with its gymnasium and social rooms will enable this work to be More Thorold perfected. The outstanding event of the present year was the raising of for a new Bible school building and the remodelling of the present Stone edifice. Tin Bible school building was completed and occupied on the first Day of june. The remodelling of the Stone Church will go on during the summer and will probably be completed in the Early fall. The total Cost of both improvements will to about j. B. Donaldson. Rev. Donaldson served a Long tenure As pastor of the first presbyterian Church and will be remembered for his work in erect ing the Fine Church edifice which has served the needs of the congregation until this year when it was remodeler. Popular head of Tabernacle in Bettendorf founded by the local t. M. A. In 1s69 to minister to the spiritual needs of North West Davenport then known As Hamburg a neighbourhood with a population of six or seven Hundred people Newcomb Joe Norial Church now embraces a Parish of More than souls and is planning to erect a Church As soon As funds Are available. In the Early Days when new coins memorial was organized the children Hamburg it they at tended Sabbath school at All were compelled to walk More that a mile. Two rooms were accordingly rented Over a Saloon on the Northwest Corner of Union and Washington streets a f. My Loup Hlin. City missionary taking charge of the Enterprise. On the first sunday just ten children and five adults were pres ent. The next sunday found fifteen children in attendance. So the Good cause prospered and in March found the rooms full some of the attendants being parents. In j april rooms were let to a family and no other could be had. Or. Mitchell proposed to go into the Mitchell Orchard. Teachers and scholars accepted the idea with Delight. Tho Groves were god s first temples and there was offered to tie lord solemn thanks on each sunday afternoon during the summer. Orchard Given up. With the arrival of autumn the Temple Orchard Given up and the school then assembled under a More protective but less roman tic roof. Sabbath evening services were held and the rooms were Well filled. Mrs. Newcomb who had watched tie struggle and inc Cess of the school with great inter est proposed to erect a building that should be named in memory of her husband. She made her wishes known to Thomas Mcclel land and he gave her the plans for the Newcomb memorial Chapel which occupies a delightful spot on Northwest Corner of Union incl lit cell streets. It is a Frame building fio feet Long and. 40 feet wide. It has four arched windows and is surmounted by a Belfry. Organization of Newcomb Mem orial Church at the regular meet not find work the societies came to Tho Rescue paying rents feeding families and buying Coal. Future of Tabernacle. The people o f Bettendorf realize the constructive work that the Tab Rancle has done in their Community. Perhaps the highest tribute to the work of the Church May be seen Tabernacle has been organized for in the fact that beginning with the comm Ivy service and a. Far reach year 1923, the Betten Flora company ins Community work has been a and other local firms have seen fit complis bed As a result of the Church to support the Church with a Large sunday school at o clock. Tabernacle worship at 11 o clock and evening worship at during the last four years the is pastor for Newcomb flock Rev. John thorns. Organizations. Pledge in recognition of work a tie Tab in a Cle organizations complis hed by the Church Are the Tabernacle brotherhood the late mrs. W. P. Bettendorf a class for men which i has who was a member of the Taber known and beloved for her big hearted Ness and liberality. To such an extent that in order to Nacle left ten thousand dollars to provide sufficiently Large quarters Ward the erection of a new Church for itself it holds its sunday morn building. Mrs. Bettendorf was Well ing meetings in the City Hall. The ladies Aid society consisting of five circles with a membership of 150. The general Community Cir pics includes the willing workers Harmony Circle Korosis Circle Cir Cle Young women s division the Sunshine the women of Bellevue. The be is a general Council Over All the circles which mrs. Worth is presi Dent. The woman s missionary society the boy organization and Tho girl reserves Are Active in their work in the Community. The Tabernacle brotherhood and the ladies Aid society have assisted largely in Charity work in the Community. The two societies contributed liberally to poor Relief at times when the shops have in the future the Tabernacle plans to build a new Church for worship and a Parish House or Community House with gymnasium and All necessary facilities Tor efficient Community work. Twenty eight different denominations Are represented in the membership of the Tabernacle and no strife or controversies have been experienced in the history of the Church. The people Are working to Gether for a real Community Church end the citizens of Bettendorf. Recognizing the work that is being done by the Church Are riving their enthusiastic support to that organization. Rev. Samuel Bauer is the been closed Down. When men could of tie Bettendorf Tabernacle i ing of the presbytery of Iowa City in the first presbyterian Church of Davenport was effected on octo Ber 15, 1872. Dedicate Chapel. The lot and Chapel Complete Cost and All was paid by mrs. Newcomb. The Chapel was dedicated sunday afternoon dec. Id 1s71. On Jan. A 1ss3, a meeting of tie congregation of the first presbyterian Church in Davenport was called for the purpose of receiving by deed from mrs. P. V. Newcomb the property now being used by the Newcomb memorial Church. This action , and thus began an arrangement which for Many years proved successful. The Church grew and waxed stronger and stronger and in due time the feeling and cry for Independence was heard. Early in the year 191c the Church was officially separated from the first Church and a Board of elders and trustees formed. Thus the Newcomb memorial presbyterian Church we know it today came into being. Rev. Nelson w. Dalen Berg was pastor. Early in 1918 Rev. Or. Dalenberg resign fed and the Rev. John thorns of Sioux Falls s. D., took charge the Noble work commenced 50 years ago has on steadily Many notable persons having been connected with the Church during that time. The Rev. Harold c. An Derson and his wife now Mission Aries in Brazil wore one time Pas Tor and member miss Mae Dennis now in North India was one of the esteemed sunday school teachers. At memorial has a sunday school membership of More than and a total Churchi membership of 204. My Ida Church founded in 1875 Acme body the Rev. James d. Mason who was a graduate of Washington col lege Pennsylvania came to Scott county Iowa in the Early part of its history he was very Active in presbyterian work in this Vicinity having been at one time pastor of the first presbyterian Church of Davenport. He was guile Active in the organization of a number of Mission churches in the county. About 1s75. Under the direction of. The presbytery of Iowa City Rev. Mason conducted some special meetings and preached during the year. At the close of the year and beginning with 1s7c, persons petitioned the presbytery to organize them into a Church. In answer to the request the presbytery appointed a commission who proceeded with the organization which took place on the first sunday in february 1s7g. Or. Mason was the first minister of the new Church which was named the Renwick the naming of the Churchi the Ren Wick memorial was due to a Gen Erous donation for Church and mis Sion work by miss. Rebecca Ren Wick sister of Tho late James Renwick. In March 187g, the congregation decided to incorporate according to the Laws of the state and in the new corporation Tho name was changed to the College Avenue presbyterian Church with the Rev. W. S. Messmor As minister who served them for some time. The third pastor was the Rev. J. Coleman who remained from de Cember 1s7s, until the Church Dis banded. May 1, 1ss2. The presbytery of Iowa City on the request of the remaining Mem Bers dismissed from the old Church organized the second presbyterian Church of Davenport june 29, 1ss2, with the Rev. Robert Edgar As mind ister who remained until 1ss9. Kearns second pastor. The second pastor of the second presbyterian Church was the Rev. W. H. Kearns d. D., who remained until april 1s94. The next minister was the Rev. W. Rolland Williams who came to the Church in and remained until 1s97. The next minister was the Rev. John h. Mcarthur who became pastor in 1s97 and remained until 1s99. The next minister was the Rev. W. Wylie d. D., who was called in april 1s99, and remained until 1902, when he accepted a Call to Iowa City where he is still the pastor. Name is changed. The Rev. Mott r. Sawyers. Pm. D., became the stated Supply in 1902. And remained until he a position As general Secretary of the y. M. A. Of Daven port in 1911. It was during his Pas m Clellan Heights United presbyterian Church. Dave porters to Gold mines of Salmon River our fellow citizens. Joseph l. Leclaire and Louis Hebert arrived Home last evening from the Long and tedious trip to the Gold mines of the Salmon River. What Success they met with we know not but probably they found the Prospect too slim to keep them there. They Are Welcome Home Democrat oct. 4, 1862. This City Point in Continental mail in 1861 the Telegraph informs us Thant the department has ordered the California mails to be sent Here after via Davenport and Council Bluffs. The trouble along the line of the St. Joseph Railroad is the cause of this demo crat. Sept. Is. 1sg1. Mcclellan Heights Church was founded Back in 1855 present pastor came 1915 Rev. F. R. Mclean. Helpfulness is the watchword pythian hts Damon Lodge knights of pythias Here since 3871, was founded in m Friend slip Charity and Benevo denominational name United presbyterian Church of North. America. Mcclellan Heights one of the churches of the City of which it May be truly said Beautiful for As it is located in the historic Camp Mcclellan neighbor Hood at the Corner of Pulton Avenue and Jersey Ridge Road. The United presbyterian Church. In Davenport Date s from 1855 but the present building houses 4 congregation which was the disbanding of the former congregation which had its House of worship on Brady at tenth Street. The present organization came in to being May 15, 1906, and the Church building wag finished the following year the dedication Tak ing place sept. 29. Mcclellan Heights has had four pastors. Rev. W. R. j who was on the held when the organization was effected continued to Servo for about two years after that event. Rot. W. 0. Chisholm succeeded him and during big pastorate of. Something like years the organization ma2e a Good growth. Rev. H. T. Jackson followed but remained upon the Field Only six months. In january 1915 the present pastorate had its beginning. Mecl Ellau Heights is not one the larger churches of the City hav ing a membership 105 and a Sabbath school of 150. Under her present superintendent. John. R. Kohler the s. S. Has been taking on new life until it is decidedly a live organization. The Aid and missionary societies and the men s club Are worthy of special Lence which it proclaims As its Cardinal Virtues. It strives to gather into one mistely fraternity Wor thy men who appreciate the True meaning Friendship who Are cautious in word and act who love truth who Are Brave in defending right whose Honor is untarnished whose sense of Justice will prevent a personal act or word injurious to the worthy and who. At All times prepared to do unto others As they would that others should do them. Pythia ism Means everything that is grand and Good. One of the first fraternal orders to come to the Rescue of the Johns town flood sufferers was Damon Lodge knights of pythias. And again at the disaster in Galveston Texas and the earthquake at Cali fornia thousands of dollars were spent for the Aid of distressed Bro tiers. Damon lose knights of path ins was instituted in Davenport june b. Is71. Tie first meeting was called to order by grand Chan cellar i. L. Bios. The meeting in Ibe Odd Fellows Hall torte that it was discovered that fifth. Brady streets. The second presbyterian Church had not been incorporated Accord ing to the Laws of the state when it was deemed necessary to create corporation the question then came up and after some Delibera Tion it was thought Best to name following Are the charter Mem Bers who were duly initiated and instructed in tie degree of Page Esquire and Knight John Haley c. B. Baldwin. F. I lips. F. W. Piefer. To. W. Jam Eson. E. More. S. The Church it. Ida. As this Section w. G. Jones o. S. Reid r. Wood of the City was rapidly filling up. Mansee. P. I. Purcell. G. Schnitger. Twice during Rev. Sawyers pastor John Cameron or. M. Eldridge ate a unanimous Call was. Extended c. A. Mcgee. I. F. Temple. L. A. To him but he preferred to remain of. R. Mccrellias. As stated Supply. The re Holm Liller w. H. A. Male to the tip it minis or on motion it was resolved that the order should be known Asda Mon Lodge no. 10. Knights of by w. Eltzholtz was the next minister who came to the Church in 1911 and remained until 1912. Or. J. Gilmore Smith served the Church Karl Frederick Wettstone in no vember he had supplied the Church several months while at tending Dubuc Jue Seminary he served the Church until March. 191s. Rev. Geo. Mcclusky accepted a Call in May of the same year but lad a nervous breakdown and Only remained a few months. Rev. Rollo j. R. Rilling next came to the Church december j191s, and remained As pastor until May 1920. Or. Dent Atkinson then supplied to Church for nearly a year. Rev. J. Gretzinger became pastor in and subject to Tho rules and control of the grand Lodge of the state of. Iowa and under the supreme Lodge of the world. The Odd Fellows Hall was secured for meeting purposes and there Tho Lodge remained until september 1922, and resigned in april 1924. The Church is without a pastor at this time but is about to Issue a Call to the Rev. W. L. Earl of Dan Villo. 111. The Church has 130 Mem Bers i frequently found is the print shop from which the Mcclel Lan Heights Herald a miniature newspaper bulletins and most other printed matter used by the congregation. In the per son of our most elderly member. Airs. Isabelle Compton 611 East 15th Street we have a charter Mem-1 her of our denomination a charter member of the first United Presby Terian Church Davenport and a charter member of the present organization. Mrs. Compton trained her s7th year on March 11, 1924. Mcclellan Heights maintains a full schedule of regular which Are welcomed All who care to come. Some years later when the meet ing place was changed to Prosper Ity Hall in the old Crane building. October 23. 1913, the Lodge rooms were Mored to Leclaire Hall in tie North Putnam building. The Lodge moved into its present quarters 121 West third Street april 1. 1922. The following Are some of Davenport s prominent citizens who have been members of the order col. Park Mcmanns w. J. Bici Ard mat Leonard Joe a. Leclaire capt. James Mambo John Hill h j. Witt d. H. Baker a. Vollmer sr., c. I i. Murphy Metzgar sr., Isaac Petersberger we. Theo phone grand Lodge meetings have held frequently in Davenport since the year 1s90. One of the first fraternal to come to the Rescue of the Johns town flood suffers was the Damon Lodge. And again at the at Galveston tex., and the Earth quake at California thousands of dollars were spent for the Aid of distressed Brothers. The Golden Jubilee was celebrated february 1914, j. A. Jiuiben and judge we. Theophilus delivering the addresses. Grand officers grand j w. Jameson feb., 1872 grand c. A. John Cameron Jan., 1875 grand c. C., j. 1s77 g. Master Julius Jensen. Aug., 1910 g. Prelate Emil Silyerstein aug., 1913 g. M. Of e., Herman Oetzman aug. 192l i

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