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18 HISTORY OF THE VA CONFERENCE, E.U.B. CHURCH—D.F. GLOVIER

William Otterbein Adam Lehman
Martin Boehm John Ernst
George A. Guething Henry Weidner
Christian Newcomer

The second conference was held in Paradise Township, York County,
Pennsylvania, at the house of Brother John Spangler, in the year of our Lord
1791. The following preachers were present:

William Otterbein John Ernst
Martin Boehm J. G. Pfrimmer
George A. Guething John Neidig
Christian Newcomer Benedict Sanders
Adam Lehman

After mature deliberation as to how they might labor most usefully in the
vineyard of the Lord, they again appointed as fellow-laborers such as they had
come to believe had experienced true religion in their souls.

Meantime, the number of members continued to increase, and the preachers
were obliged to appoint an annual conference, in order to unite themselves more
closely and to labor more successfully in the vineyard of the Lord; for some
had been Presbyterians or German Reformed, some Lutherans, and others
Mennonites. They accordingly appointed a conference to be held on the 25th of
September, 1800, in Frederick County, Maryland, at the house of Brother
Frederick Kemp. The following preachers were present:

William Otterbein Christian Krum
Martin Boehm Henry Krum

George Guething John Hershey
Christian Newcomer Jacob Geisinger
Adam Lehman Henry Boehm
Abraham Troxel Dietrich Aurand

J. G. Pfrimmer

There they united themselves into a society which bears the name “UNITED
BRETHREN IN CHRIST” and elected WILLIAM OTTERBEIN and
MARTIN BOEHM as superintendents, or bishops, and agreed that each of
them should have liberty as to the mode of baptism, to administer it
according to his own convictions.

From this time, the society increasing still more and more, preachers were
appointed to travel regularly, as the number of preaching places
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