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Volume 7 History of Virginia Conferences of United Brethren December 26, 2013

I. HISTORY OF UNITED BRETHREN TO 1946

A. ORGANIZATIONAL CONFERENCES, 1789-1799

This summary is from [Funkhouser 1921, pp. 101-125].

1789

Conference at the home of William Otterbein, Baltimore, Md.

Present: William Otterbein, Martin Boehm, George A. Guething, Christian Newcomer, Henry Weidner, Adam Lehman,
John Ernst—7.

Absent: Benedict Swope, Henry Baker, Frederick Schaeffer. Martin Kreider, Simon Herre, Christopher Grosh, Abraham
Draksel—7.

1791
Conference at the house of John Spangler, Paradise Twp., York County, Pa.

Present: William Otterbein, Martin Boehm, George A. Guething. Christian Newcomer, Adam Lehman, John Ernst, J. G.
Pfrimmer, John Neidig, Benedict Saunders—9.

Absent: Henry Weidner, Martin Kreider, Christopher Grosh, Christian Crum, D. Strickler, Felix Light, John Mautz, Henry
Baker, F. Schaeffer, Abraham Draksel, G. Fortenbach, J. Hershey, Simon Herre, Benedict Swope—14.

B. SUMMARY OF ANNUAL CONFERENCES, 1800-1875

Note that the Virginia Conference numbers its annual meeting with the Conference of 1800 as its
first Annual Conference. Minutes for the Virginia Conference are not available (at least in the historical
archives of Shenandoah University, Virginia Conference, or Baltimore-Washington Conference) before
1876.

Further, the Conference Minutes do not provide information on the reports of presiding elders
until 1879. Thus, we rely on [Funkhouser 1921] for information on the events of the Virginia
Conference for the period 1800-1875. This summary is from [Funkhouser 1921, pp. 101-125].

1800

Conference at the house of Peter Kemp, near Frederick, Md., September 25.

Present: William Otterbein, Martin Boehm, G. A. Guething, John G. Pfrimmer, Christian Newcomer, Christian Crum,
Henry Crum, John Hershey, J. Geisinger, Henry Boehm, Jacob Baulus, D. Aurand, Adam Lehman, Abraham Draksel—14.

Absent: John Neidig, Frederick Schaeffer, Abraham Meyer, David Snyder, A. Hershey, John Ernst, Simon Herre, John
Senseny, I. Niswander, Martin Kreider, Christopher Grosh, G. Fortenbach, Adam Reigel, Christian Hershey, M. Thomas,
Daniel Stickler, Abraham Heistand—17.

Ten great meetings held during the conference year following.

Otterbein and Boehm elected bishops.

1801

Conference again at Kemp’s September 23.

Present: William Otterbein, Martin Boehm, Christian Newcomer, Daniel Strickler, George A. Guething, Peter Senseny,

John Neidig, David Long, Abraham Meyer, Frederick Schaeffer, John Hershey, Thomas Winter, L. Duckwald, David Snyder,
Christian Crum, Matthias Kessler, Peter Kemp, Abraham Hershey, Jacob Geisinger, Michael Thomas—20.

Itinerants: C. Newcomer, A. Hershey, F. Schaeffer, P. Kemp, D. Snyder, D. Strickler, D. Long, M. Thomas, A. Meyer,
J. Neidig.

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