Dunning's Creek Church of the Brethren, West St. Clair Twp.

History: The German Baptists began holding meetings in St. Clair township about 1841, under the preaching of Levi Roberts and Peter Lutz, of Johstown. In 1842-3 a log church, 26x32 feet, was erected at a cost of five hundred dollars. It is still used by the congregation (in 1884). The bishops of this church have been: George M. Holsinger, 1841-62; Moses Rogers and John S. Holsinger, the latter being now in charge (in 1884). The present ministers are Gideon Rogers and John B. Miller. In 1870, a second meeting-house was erected in West St. Clair township, at a cost of fifteen hundred dollars. These branches form the Dunning’s Creek church, which was organized in 1871, with a membership of fifty. The church now (1884) has ninety members, and sixty sabbath-school scholars.

(Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pa., 1884, Waterman, Watkins & Co., pp. 295.)

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