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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

The First Congregational church is situated on Second street and Washington avenue, fronting on Second street. The society was organized during the summer of 1860. In 1865 the society commenced building the present handsome church, and completed it by the fall of 1868. The church possesses a fine bell weighing 1, 200 pounds. This year a lecture room has been added to the main building, making a very convenient place for prayer meetings, etc. The Congregational church is the finest building of the kind at present in the city. Prayer meeting every Tuesday and Friday evenings. There is a large and prosperous Sunday-school attached to the church, with Wm. D. Hitchcock as superintendent, assisted by 27 teachers. Number of scholars 236. The first pastor was the Rev. C. G. Bisbee. The present pastor is the Rev., A. B. Allen. Services every Sunday, morning and evening.
The Methodist society was organized April 7, 1867, with 29 communicants. The church of the society, which is a handsome structure, is situated on Dock street, and was dedicated January 1, 1870, the first commencement at building being made November, 1868. The present minister is the Rev. Mr. White. Services every Sunday, morning and evening. A Sunday-school is attached to the society. Pioneer Society of Michigan Besides the above there are the Lutheran, the Norwegian, and the Jewish religious societies. The [Norwegian church was built this year, Rev. M. P. Ruh pastor. The church is situated on Dunbar street. The Lutheran church is situated on Dock street.

ALPENA COUNTY MICHIGAN


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Alpena County is in 3 sections your are in section 3.
Section 1
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