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Michigan

By Rev. S. N. Griffith

The names of the presiding elders that have served the Kalamazoo district since 1856 until the fall of 1878 are as follows: Rev. I. Cogshall, four years from 1855 to the fall of 1859. Rev. A. J. Eldred one year, (1860.) Then the Kalamazoo district was divided, and Niles district was formed with Rev. A. J. Eldred as presiding elder. Rev. F. B. Bangs four years, from 1860 to the fall of 1864. Rev. R. Sapp for four years, from the fall of 1864 to the fall of 1868. Rev. T. Lyon one year, 1868-9. Rev. I. Cogshall four years, from the fall of 1869 to 1873, in the fall of that year. Rev. H. C. Peck four years, from the fall of 1873 until the fall of 1877. Rev. J. Millar was appointed presiding elder of the district of Kalamazoo in the fall of 1877, and now it is May, 1878. The names of the preachers who were appointed to the Kalamazoo charge from 1856 to 1878 were as follows, viz: In 1856 Wm. Comfort was continued from the previous year, (1855 to 1857), and Rev. T. H. Jacokes for one vear from the fall of 1857 to the fall of 1858. Rev. Joseph Jennings two years, from the fall of 1858 to the fall of 1860. Rev. F. D. Hemmingway one year, from the fall of 1860 to the fall of 1861.

EARLY HISTORY OF METHODISM


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