: St. Johnís Reformed church was organized in 1847 by Rev. Matthew Irvine. The original members were Adam Haderman and wife, John Dittmar and wife, Samuel and John Nicodemus, Daniel Lingenfelter and wife, William Snyder, Eliza Snyder; A. Haderman and J. Nicodemus, elders; J. Dittmar and S. Nicodemus, deacons. The pastors have been: Revs. Matthew Irvine, Samuel Phillips, F. A. Rupley, William M. Deatrick, A. R. Kremer, Henry Hoffmeier, E. D. Shoemaker, H. F. Seiple and I. N. Peightel. A house of worship was erected in 1847-8, at a cost of fifteen hundred dollars. The church rebuilt on the same site in 1881-2 cost three thousand five hundred dollars. There are at present one hundred members in the church, and one hundred and ten in the sabbath school. The congregation is out of debt and prosperous. Rev. I. N. Peightel, who is now (1884) in charge, was installed as pastor in 1878.
(Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pa., Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1884, p. 307.)
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