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Clemens, Samuel (1819 - 1896)

Clemens, Samuel (1819 - 1896)

Samuel Clemens
Birth: May 13, 1819
Death: May 13, 1896

Son of Veronica (Bechtel) and Nathan Clemens, husband of Elizabeth Gingerich.

Elizabeth Gingerich
Birth: Feb. 16, 1824
Death: Feb. 25, 1900

Daughter of Barbara (Hunsicker) and Abraham Gingerich, wife of Samuel Clemens.

Owner of originalScott Buschlen
Date25 September 2007
Linked toSamuel Clemens; Elizabeth Gingerich

Crossroads Brethren in Christ Cemetery, Puslinch, Wellington, Ontario, Canada

Notes: Formerly known as the Union Cemetery, Puslinch

This cemetery was originally known as the Union Cemetery, Puslinch. A Union Church would have been used by several different church denominations, or perhaps ministers from different denominations would alternate in preaching at a Union Church. Often, the Tunkers (now known as Brethren in Christ) would share a church building with the Mennonites.
This church at this location is now used exclusively by the Brethren in Christ. There is no evidence the cemetery continues to be used. - Allan Dettweiler

The following comes from A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MENNONITES IN ONTARIO, by L. J. Burkholder.

In the spring of 1890 there came to Conference (the Mennonite Conference) a request to hold meetings at Puslinch in Wellington County every four weeks. The meetings were held at the Union Church House. The Brethren in Christ and others, alternated with Mennonite preachers in holding services. At the end of 1898 these meetings were again discontinued.

Crossroads Brethren in Christ Cemetery

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