Providence Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cumberland Valley Twp.

History: Providence Evangelical Lutheran church was organized in 1837. In that year George Boortz deeded to the church a lot of land to be used as a church site. In 1841, under the ministerial labors of Rev. Kalor, a stone church, 35x45 feet, was erected at a cost of nine hundred dollars. The first church officers were: Valentine Weirick and George Boortz, elders; Arthur Rose and Jacob Miller, deacons. These officers were installed by Rev. R Weiser. The congregation consisted of seventy-five members in 1841. The church belonged to the Bloody Run charge for a number of years. It is now in the Friendís Cove charge. In 1871 the stone church was town down and a frame building erected in its place. The new church is 35x45 feet, and cost fourteen hundred dollars. The present membership of the church is twenty-nine, and of the sabbath school, thirty (in 1884).

(Source: History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pa., Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1884, p. 382.)

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