Written story of Reverend Isaac Messer's family since 1781 and the United Brethren Church
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- 1781 - 1861
This written story describes Isaac Messer's family and the founding of the first United Brethren Church in Illinois. Born May 2, 1781 in Pennsylvania he served in the War of 1812, moved to Ohio and then to Illinois near Lexington. The stone marker identifying the location of the church is 2.1 miles north of Towanda on Road 1900 East. He passed away January 21, 1861 and is interred in the Messer Family Cemetery
The United Brethren Church and Reverend Isaac Messer Transcribed and edited by Dale M. Sutter Resource - History of McLean County 1879 A stone marker, which is located 2.1 miles north of Towanda on road 1900 East, identifies the site of one of the first churches in the area. (GPS coordinates, Lat N 40o-35'--47" � Lon W 88o�54'�11") This was the location of the first United Brethren Church in Illinois. The Reverend Isaac Messer was an active parti...
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- Written story of Reverend Isaac Messer's family since 1781 and the United Brethren Church. 1781 - 1861. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/ref/collection/tdl/id/1103. (Accessed December 11, 2018.)
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- (1781 - 1861) Written story of Reverend Isaac Messer's family since 1781 and the United Brethren Church. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/ref/collection/tdl/id/1103
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