Friday, March 03, 2006
Where They Sleep--St. Peter's
Nestled atop the rolling hills of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, stands St. Peter's United Church of Christ. All of the recent cemetery pictures were taken on its grounds. In 1771, land was purchased by German immigrants to establish St. Peter's Lutheran. One of the founders of this church was George Emerich. Perhaps Anne Emrich, whose grave was pictured earlier, was a member of his family.
In 1811, a one-half interest in the church and land was purchased by a German Reformed congregation which had been worshiping in private houses. The church then served a combined congregation. Later, the church joined the Evangelical and Reformed Church, which combined with Congregational Christian Churches to become the United Church of Christ in 1957. Local lore holds that the early church building served as a hospital during the Revolutionary War.
Amid this history, these souls sleep.
Posted by jason evans at 6:37 AM