United Methodist Sites in New Berlin

United Methodist Sites in New Berlin (HM1L4A)

Location: New Berlin, PA 17855 Union County
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N 40° 52.591', W 76° 59.106'

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1. Site of the first church building an first printing house of the Evangelical AssociationWater and Plum StreetsThese buildings were erected in 1816 as the first such structures in the entire denomination.
2. Second church building of the Evangelical Association in New BerlinMarket and Plum StreetsThis building was erected in 1873 and used until it closed in 1929.
3. Second printing house (1837-1854) of the Evangelical AssociationMarket and Plumb StreetsThis building later served (1854-1864) as a girls' dormitory for Union Seminary.
4. Vallerchamp Home SiteMarket and Hazel StreetsRuthanna Vallerchamp, widow of Rev.Azima Vallerchamp, ministered to Union Seminary students from 1854 until her death in 1886.
5. Emmanuel United Methodist ChurchHigh and Plum StreetsThis building was erected by the United Brethren in Christ in 1857.
6. Site of Union Seminary (1856-1887) and Central Pennsylvania College (1887-1902)Liberty and Plum StreetsThis building stood where the elementary school is now located, and there is a marker in front of the school. This institution, the first permanent educational endeavor of the Evangelical Association, merged into Albright College, then located at Myerstown PA, in 1902.
7. Francis C. Hoffman HomeFront and Walnut StreetsRev. Francis C. Hoffman served on the faculty (1861-1863) and as principal (1863-1871) of Union Seminary. He is a brother to songwriter Rev.
Elisha Hoffman, who attended Union Seminary, and a first cousin to Rev. W. W/ Orwig.
8. Site of Methodist Episcopal ChurchMarket Street, west of Union StreetThis church building which stood here was erected in 1845, and services were discontinued sometime before 1876.
9. William W. Orwig HomeHigh Street, east of Union StreetRev. W. W.Orwig was the publisher of the Evangelical Association (1836-1859) and principal of Union Seminary (1859-1863). He was elected a bishop in 1863.
10. New Berlin CemeteryWalnut Street, north of Liberty StreetEvangelicalPlot (EastSide)Rev.Solomon Miller (1777-1820) - first publisher (1816-1819) of the Evangelical AssociationRev. GeorgeMiller (1774-1816) - co laborer of teh successor to Jacob Labright, brother of Rev. Solomon MillerGeorge Miller (1794-1859) - "the printer" of the Evangelical AssociationRev. Azima Vallerchamp (1805-1854) - pioneer Evangelical Association preacherRev. James Barber (1797-1867) - pioneer Evangelical Association preacher
West SideRev. Peter Beaver (1782-1845) - pioneer Methodist Episcopal preacher, one of very few fluent in the German languageRev. Aaron Ezra Gobble (1856-1929) - principal of Union Seminary (1881-1887), and president of Central Pennsylvania College (1887-1902)Top Center Map of New BerlinLeft Photos Grave of Rev. Peter Beaver and 1927 Dedication of the stone monument.Right Photos Union Seminary and Second Printing House
HM NumberHM1L4A
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Date Added Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 332733 N 4526946
Decimal Degrees40.87651667, -76.98510000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 52.591', W 76° 59.106'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 52' 35.46" N, 76° 59' 6.36" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Plum St, New Berlin PA 17855, US
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