Source History of Jefferson County 1888 pages 246-247
No 13 and the last on our roll is the church of Punxsutawney, which was
organized September 4, 1884. The committee of organization was Revs. J.S. Helm
and J.H. Stewart. Seventeen members entered the organization, and that number
has now been trebled. There had been a Presbyterian Church in Punxsutawney in
1862, but for some reason unknown to the pastor it was dissolved in 1869. For
the present wide-awake and growing congregation, great credit is due Rev. J.S.
Helm, who began laboring at that point when he was installed pastor at Perry.
He was installed as the first pastor of Punxsutawney Church and continues to
sustain that relation. The church has been worshipping in the Baptist
sanctuary, but expects to build a house of worship the coming summer of 1887.
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