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II.A (below). From [Caroline Bateman Phillips, 2010, who provided the pictures—the one on the left is from
high school in 1920s, the one on the right from 1996]:

In 1958 Patricia and I joined him in Germany. I graduated from Baumholder American High School in 1959, attended
Shenandoah College, graduated from Shepherd College, and married Presley R. Phillips on Nov. 22, 1962. My sister,
Patricia, graduated from Augsburg American High School in 1963, attended Shenandoah College, and married John Roby,
Jr., Dec. 16, 1967. My Dad, Rev. Earl C. Bateman, stayed in Germany teaching for 20 years and married a fine German
lady named Lucie Swartz in June, 1959, who took care of him. They lived near her family there, and then finally retired to
Waynesboro, VA, where he spent his last eighteen active years. He was often a guest minister for any of the little churches
in the area that invited him to preach. He loved visiting the churches in Mapleton Depot, PA, Pendleton County, and
Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Lucie was a devout Catholic so he attended mass with her, and even read the scripture from time
to time. He was always amazed at how long he had lived, and wondered why. In his day, his elders seldom lived past
eighty. He and Lucie were given a wonderful gift by the Catholic Church of a place to live in Our Lady of Peace Nursing
Home, where they spent their last days. Lucie died Sep. 1999 and my Dad, Rev. Earl C. Bateman, passed away Dec. 30,
2000. They were both buried in Augusta Memorial Cemetery in Waynesboro, Va. See [Glovier 1965, pp. 91, 257, 259,
268, 321-322].

BAUGHER: Solomon L. Baugher was born
at Swift Run in Rockingham County, Va., on
Jan. 26, 1872, the son of Angus Gordon
Baugher (1846-1921) and Susan Nellie
Shifflett (1846-1928). At the age of 22 he
entered the ministry of the Christian Church,
serving at Fulton, Conshohocken, Pa.; and
Portland, Ind. He married Matilda G. Morris
(b. June 10, 1871; d. Jan. 13, 1927). He
joined Va. Conf. in 1914 and served the following charges: Cherry Run, 1914-16; Pleasant Valley, 1915-19;
Edinburg, 1919-22; Lacey Springs, 1922-24; and South Branch, 1924-26. He died on Sep. 8, 1926, and was
buried in at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton, Va. “While at the church in Conshohocken, Pa., 234 were received
into church membership and 455 were enrolled in the Sunday School.” His memoir, as well as his wife’s, is
provided in Section II.A (below). [Funkhouser 1921, pp. 128, 155, 196, 306; Glovier 1965, pp. 77 (which
provided the picture second from the left), 91, 95, 118, 165; Burch 1985, p. 29]. The picture at the far left is
from [Arrington 1970, p. 70]. The gravestone photographs were provided by Jetta Earhart.17

BAULUS: Henry Baulus was chairman of the 1835 Va. Annual Conf., when Bishop William Brown
presided. Nothing else is known. Funkhouser 1921, p. 245]

BAULUS: Jacob Baulus (b. Mar. 10, 1768 in Middletown Valley, Frederick County,
Md.; d. Apr. 20, 1851) preached the gospel first in Maryland, then in Ohio, through a
period of 56 years. He was converted at the age of 18 and was licensed to preach by
the “United Ministers” in 1795. For 1812-13 he was given oversight “between
Potomac and Susquehanna Rivers.” He served as Presiding Elder, 1816-18; Presiding
Elder (Virginia), 1819-20. He later moved west and settled near Fremont, Ohio, in
1822, and became the “father” of Sandusky Conference. He married Anna Margaret
Beckenbach. The Conference of 1805 was held at his house (a mile east of
Middletown18), beginning May 29th, with 21 preachers present.19 Newcomer reports

that “Father Otterbein and Martin Boehm were elected presidents. Born in 1768, he
died Apr. 20, 1851. One of the “earliest and most efficient preachers in Maryland, he
was known as the “mission to the ‘Great Black Swamp’ (Sandusky Conference).” One
of the founding preachers of the United Brethren, Rev. Baulus was present at Peter
Kemp’s home in 1800 when the denomination was organized. He was presiding elder
and preach for many years in Ohio (56 years of ministry).20 From [Holdcraft 1938,

p. 290]: He was very active in the early Conference, serving a number of years as Secretary. In 1822 he
removed to “the deep, dark forest of the Black Swamp,”21—now Fremont, Ohio. From 1822 to 1829 he made

many perilous missionary trips into the primitive wilds of the country west of Tuscarawas County. He
established many preaching places which eventually developed into Sandusky Conference. He served as


18 [Eberly 1911, p. 243].

19 [Berger 1910, p. 175].

20 Theron and Helen Smith, April 20, 2010 []. They
reference more information to be found in Volume 1 of William Weekley’s Our Heroes.

21 [Lawrence 1868, Vol. 1, p. 299].

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