Thanks to Larry and Mary Lou Hackett, we offer this new
page on September 6th, 2013.
Larry and Mary Lou loaned me their book, "History
of the Apple Creek Presbyterian Church 1815 to 1915".
This book was published in 1915.
Most of the information
below is from this book.
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HISTORY OF THE SABBATH SCHOOL.
By Rev. J .8. Cotton.
Early in the history of the church, 1823 the records
say, a Sabbath School was organized in the Apple Creek
Church by Rev. Mr. Bair. It was literally a Bible
School, as at the time there were no lesson helps
published. Earnest Christian men and women conducted the
school as they best knew. The devotional exercises
of the school consisted of the singing of hymns and
Psalms, prayer and reading of the lesson or other
portions of the Scripture.
The record for the School for
April 0, 1873, states that the School met to organize,
evidently having been closed for the winter. The
following officers were elected by ballot:
Superintendent.—Isaiah Dunlap, Assistant
Superintendent.—Elias Numbers Jr., Treasurer and
Librarian—Mrs. Isaiah Dunlap, Chorister—Jos. Armstrong,
Assistant Chorister—A. W. Merriman.
FLORA JOHNSON'S Sabbath School class. Class Name,
Upper row- Mrs. A. W. Heeler, Mrs. Knowles Reed, Mrs.
Jennie Jameson. Mrs. J. M. Jennings, Mrs. Laura Jameson.
Mrs. Dr. Jameson, Mrs. K. R. Beazell, Mrs. Elsworth
Second row- Mrs. Hertha Thompson, Mrs. Ora Miller, Mrs.
Karl Brown, Flora Johnson, Mrs. Ella Derr, Mrs. Mary E,
Dunham, Miss Orilla Badger.
Third row—Mrs. Dudley Orr, Mrs. A. W. Studor, Mrs.
Minnie Moore, Miss Bessie Jameson, Mrs. \V. T. Jacot.
Class motto: The spirit scarcheth all things, yea, the deep
things of God.
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EMMA OBER'S CLASS . . .
Upper row—Clair Douglas. Paul
Emerson, Harrold Hackett. Orlo Emerson, Homer Badger,
Alfred Blanc, Ray Mantles, Cloice Orr.
Middle row—Clarence Keller, Ralph Leathers, Paul Derr,
Emma Ober, teacher, Harry Leathers, Robert B Jameson.
Lower row—Vallies Brown, James Beazell, Rene Orr, Russcl
Martin, Walter Brinkerhofl', Homer Thompson, George
Randall Ross Jameson.
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HENRY JACOT's Sabbath School
class . . .
Standing—Leonard Clouse, Robert Culberson, Allen Martin,
William Jacot, Harry Hlndman, Clarence Orr, Lester
Sitting—James L. Conrad, A. W. Studer, Henry Jacot.
Vernon Lemmon, Boyd Derr, Walter Martin.
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During the pastorate of Dr.
Hackett, two classes of Normal Bible study were
conducted, for which diplomas were given. More than
thirty Bibles were given to those who repeated the
Shorter Catechism perfectly at one sitting. Rev. Mr.
Hover also conducted a Normal Class for Bible study, as
did Rev. D. H. Johnston, the following pastor.
The superintendents who have
served the school, so far as can be learned, are as
follows: Wm. Orr, Abijah Cary, Alexander Bingham, Amos
Brown, Silas Dunlap, Milton Brown, Andrew Moore, AVm.
Jackman, Sinclair Johnson, Elias Numbers, Isaiah Dunlap,
James Patterson, Rollin Merriman, Alvin Clay, Frank
Beazell, Dr. Ceo. S. Hackett, Will Jacot, L. J. Smedley
and Lester Martin.
Some of the earlier teachers were: Abijah Cary, Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred McClure, Mrs. Margaret .1ameson, Mrs.
Anderson, Sinclair Hatfield, Robert Hackett, Daniel
Langell, Robert Moore, J. R. Patterson, Caroline Hamaker,
Elmira Hamaker, Hannah Preston, Miss McClure, and Miss
Belle Ross, (now Mrs. C. M. Vocum of Wooster). The
teachers appointed in 1872 were: V. S. Johnson,
Alexander Culbcrtson, L. L. Martz, J .R. Dunlap, J. R.
Moore, E. B. Franks. A. Clark, Mary Brown, Mrs. R. C.
Pinkerton, Esther Armstrong, Mary B. Johnson, Mrs. Mell
Martz, Miss L .T. Clark, and Prof. Hibben Cheney, who
was a public school teacher here. Total membership of
the school, 181.
The teachers appointed in 1891 were: J. R. Patterson,
Mr. Julius Jacot, Mrs. Harris Jameson, Mrs. Jackman,
Grace Langell, Ada Jameson, and Mrs. Elizabeth Moore.
About that time Mr. Reed and Sadie Patterson were
teachers. Those appointed to teach in 1900 were Mr.
Patterson, Henry Jacot, Mrs. Geo. S. Hackett, David
Jacot, Della Nixon, Della Watters, Elizabeth Keslar and
Hester Wisner. Other teachers in recent years were: Mrs.
E. D. Johnson, Clark E. Bryan and Retta Lechot. The
present teachers are Flora Johnson, Henry Jacot, Mrs.
Dora Shaffer, F. R. Beazell, J. M. .1ennings, Emma Ober,
Sue Rife, Mrs. J. S. Cotton and Hester Wisner, who has
had charge-of the Primary Depart- ment since the
pastorate of Rev. Mr. Verner. She is now assisted in
this department by Helen Beeler. The names of pastors,
who have usually
been teachers, have been omitted, as the record is so
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