: The society at Palo Alto was organized by Rev. Bowen in 1873. Jacob Fichtner was the first class-leader. Meetings were held at his house principally until the church was built in 1880. The building cost about nine hundred dollars. Present (1884) membership, thirty-four.
(Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pa., Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1884, p. 372.)
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