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                       FAIRVIEW CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
                Echo, Marion Township, Douglas County, Kansas

History
  Fairview Church Clerk's Book (Excerpt)  From page 53: Echo, Kansas, 
Oct 13th, 1900: Meeting opened by singing hymn and prayer. Bro. Samuel 
Metsker sent in request to elect someone in his place as clerk as he 
could not be here. E.E. Whitman selected to fill [his] place. James 
Ulrich, Treas., Mrs. Bertha Ulrich, solicitor, Bro. Daniel Ulrich, 
janitor.  Motion to get 2 panes of glass for transoms (carried). 
Motion to hold communion meeting on Saturday before first Sunday in 
November, time 6 o'clock. Bro. Tuttle elected trustee in place of G.J. 
Hardtarfer, deceased. Bro. Michael requested to be released from 
filling out the balance of his time. Church decided not to release him 
until close of the year 1900. E.E.Whitman, Clerk. [Source: Photocopy 
of original pages from Anna E. (Mrs. Homer) Flory, Lawrence, KS, 
letters 1981]

Comments of Anna E. Flory, 1981: "I have found an old (Colyer) Clerk's 
book. Charted "Fairview Brethren Church," Echo, Kans., 1894. The only 
records of the church are the two ledgers, one Secretary the other 
Treasurer, all kept in longhand. I remember well as a teenager going 
to meetings in this church. Seems to me it was in the year 1914 or 
about that time they decided to disband. I notice by the secretary's 
records it was in 1888 plans were made for a church building.  
Dedication date chosen, October 19th, 1890....  There was a Brethren 
church in Overbook [Osage Co., KS] years back."  

Lone Star, KS, Fairview Brethren Church. Little is known of the 
congregation in Douglas Co. It was listed on denominational rolls from 
1907 to 1919. There was no resident pastor. [DFD, Annual 
(BC)(1907-19) From the Brethren Encyclopedia, I, 468, II, 752] 

Lone Star Church of the Brethren, KS. Located thirteen miles s.w. of 
Lawrence in Douglas Co. Sometime around 1906, a union Sunday school 
was being held in the schoolhouse of the town. Preaching services were 
added some time later, supplied by several Washington Creek ministers 
who gave their services. Sentiment which was stirred for the founding 
of a separate congregation in 1916 was intensified after a number of 
local conversions resulted from an evangelistic tent meeting in the 
summer of 1917. By 1919 a meetinghouse was built. Lone Star was 
organized as a separate body on January 15, 1921...  [TRH, Kansas 
(1922) 173; B. Ulrich, "Genesis of the Lone Star Church" (n.d.); 
Messenger (July 22, 1965) 25.] [From the Brethren Encyclopedia, II, 753] 


Membership List of the Fairview Church of the Brethren, Echo, Kansas (1884-1905)

Abbreviations
   Received by:
       Bap = baptism
       L   = letter
       Rel = relationship

   Removed by:
       D   = death
       EL  = letter
       Dis = disobedience
       Rq  = request
       J   = joined another church

   [G.B. = German Baptist Brethren]

Names of Members          Date Received                       Date Removed

ADAIR, Ann                06 May  1887-Rel                    ---
ADAIR, Eva                27 Oct 1888-Bap by W.J.H. BAUMAN    ---
BANKS, Alexander G.       20 May 1888-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      30 Sep 1893-Dis
BANKS, Charlie            17 Apr 1887-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      06 May 1893-Dis
BAUMAN, Amelia            03 Apr 1892                         19 Nov 1893-RL
BAUMAN, Louis             03 Apr 1892                         19 Jan 1893-RL
BAUMAN, W.J.H.            03 Apr 1892                         J. with another denomination
BOLES, Effie              Apr 1898-Bap by ENSLOW              ---
BOLES, Hibbard            27 May 1898-Bap by W. STOUT?        ---
BOLES, Mary E.            14 Jun 1896-Bap by Arthur BRUBAKER  ---
BROWNING, Mrs. Cora       Aug --- [1902?]                     ---
BRUBAKER, Arthur          21 Oct 1894-L                       22 Sep 1896 RL
BRUST, August             17 Apr 1887-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      ---
BRUST, Isabella           17 Apr 1887-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      ---
CLIVE, Charles            Apr 1898-Bap by ENSLOW              ---
CROSS (or Crop), Amanda   Bap by H.S. ENSLOW Organized with Church at McLouth
DAVIDSON, Mrs. Alice      10 Jun 1905[??]-Rel                 ---
ENSLOW, H.S.              06 Oct 1894-L                       25 May 1895-RL
ENSLOW, H.S.              06 Jan 1889-Rel                     "Forgotten 1892"
ENSLOW, H.S., elder       10 Oct 1897                         ---
ENSLOW, Hilton            06 Oct  1888-L                      31 Mar 1894-RL
ENSLOW, Manie or Marie    06 Oct  1888-L                      ---
ENSLOW, Minerva           01 Mar 1891-?                       "Forgotten-1892"
ENSLOW, Minerva           06 Oct 1894-L                       25 May 1895-RL
ENSLOW, Nerva             10 Oct 1897                         ---
ENSLOW, Raymond           06 Oct  1888-L                      ---
FILPEL, Janie             19 Jun 1887-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      ---
FLORY, Lida               01 May 1887-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      ---
FULKERSON, George M.      12 Mar 1889-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW      ---
FULKERSON, Lydia F.       12 Mar 1889-Rel                     ---
GARRETT, Blanche          14 Oct 1890-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW (Organized with church at McLouth)
GIBSON, A.P.              ---                                 Nov 1901-RL
GIBSON, Mrs.              ---                                 Nov 1901-RL
GILMORE, Josephine        10 May 1902-Bap                     ---
GILMORE, Mabel            10 May 1902-Bap                     ---
GRISSO, David B.          01 Jul 1894-Rel                     ---
GRISSO, Fernie Ettie      01 Jul 1894-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      Sep 1899 RL
GRISSO, Sarah             01 Jul 1894-Rel                     ---
HARDTARFER, J.G.          Dec 1894-Bap by ?                   08 Nov 1899-D
HARDTARFER, Susan         04 Nov 1888-Rel                     ---
HILL, Addie               15 Apr 1894-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW      ---
HILL, Anna                15 Apr 1894-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW      ---
HILL, Mary                15 Apr 1894-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW      ---
HILL, Mrs. Samuel         "Bap by Jos. MICHAEL"               "Forgotten"
HILL, Samuel              "Bap by Jos. MICHAEL"               "Forgotten"
HIMES, Catharine          01 Nov 1888-Rel                     ---
HIMES, Daniel H.          01 Nov 1888-Rel                     01 Oct 1892-J
HIMES, Olivia D.          31 Oct 1888-Bap by W.J.H. BAUMAN    ---
KAUB, John                05 Oct 1889-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW      Nov 1895-D?
KELLY,  Mary              20 May 1888-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      ---
KESTER, Ellen             06 Oct  1388-L                      05 Oct 1889-RL
KESTER, Hermanaras?       06 Oct  1888-L                      05 Oct 1889-RL
LITTLE, Catharine         30 Nov1890-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW       ---
LITTLE, Eben B. Little    30 Nov1890-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW       ---
LONGAKER, Harry           02 Jun 1889-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      ---
LONGAKER, May             02 Jun 1889-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      Mar 1899-RL
LONGAKER, Nancy           06 May  1887 Rel                    ---
LONGAKER, Samuel          Bap by Jos. MICHAEL                 "Forgotten 1886" 
LOWERY, Albert E.         03 Apr 1892                         ---
MADDEN, Mrs. Maud         22 Jun --- [1902]                   ---
MARCKLE, J.W.             06 May  1887-Rel                    15 Dec 1896
MARCKLE, Nancy            20 May 1838-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      30 Dec 1902-D
METSKER, Etta             25 Aug 1889-Rel                     ---
METSKER, Granville H.?    17 Apr 1887-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      31 Mar 1894-RL
METSKER, Ida J.           17 Oct 1891- Bap by J.O. Talley     31 Mar 1892-AL
METSKER, Kellie L.        27 Oct 1888-Bap by W.J.H. BAUMAN    21 Jul 1907 RL
METSKER, Mary             25 Aug 1889-Rel                     ---
METSKER, Minnie           25 Apr 1887-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      ---
METSKER, S.W.             25 Apr 1887?-Bap by Jos MICHAEL     31 Oct 1907-D
METSKER, Salome           06 May  1887-Rel                    ---
METSKER, Samuel R.        25 Aug 1889-Rel                     ---
METSKER, Sonora F.        27 Oct 1888-Bap by W.J.H. BAUMAN    21 Jul 1907-RL
METSKER, Urban Victor     19 Oct 1889-Bap by JOS MICHAEL      ---
MICHAEL, Ada Leutitia     26 Sep 1889-Bap by Jos. MICHAEL     31 Mar 1894-Dis
MICHAEL, John W.          17 Apr 1887-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      ---
MICHAEL, Joseph           26 May 1884-Rel                     ---
MICHAEL, Nancy            26 May 1884-Rel                     ---
MOHLER, Anna Maria        25 Aug 1889-Rel                     06 Apr 189?-Rq
MOHLER, Frank             06 May  1887-Rel                    06 Apr 1895-Rq
NORTH, John               27 May 1898-Bap by W. STOUT?        ---
NORTH, Lula               27 May 1898-Bap by W. STOUT?        ---
SHANK, George             01 Oct 1892                         March 1894-D
SHANK,Christian           01 Sep 1889-Rel                     03 Nov 1895-D
SHEPP, Christena          30 Nov1890-Rel                      ---
SMETZER, David            (Bap in Indiana by Jacob CRIPE)     06 Oct 1887
STOUT, Leonia S.          18 May 1889-Bap by H.S. ESNLOW (Organized with church at McLouth)
STOUT, William T.         18 May 1889-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW (Organized with church at McLouth)
STUDEBAKER, Ellavine      01 Sep 1889-Bap by Jos. MICHAEL     ---
STUDEBAKER, Lydia         17 Apr 1887-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      Oct 1892-J
STUDEBAKER, Ora M.        15 May 1891-Bap by Jos MICHAEL "Bap in G.B. Church, Oct 1892"
TURNER, Alta              May 1901-Bap                        ---
TURNER, Cinderella Esther 17 Nov 1895-Bap by Arthur BRUBAKER  ---
TURNER, Cora              Apr 1898-Bap by ENSLOW              ---
TURNER, Nellie            May 1901-Bap                        ---
TURNER, Owen              17 Nov 1895-Bap by Arthur BRUBAKER  ---
TUTTLE, Adam              Mar 1886-Bap by Jos. MICHAEL        29 Jun 1902-D
TUTTLE, Harriet           Mar 1886-Bap by Jos. MICHAEL        28 Nov 1896-D
ULRICH, Daniel            01 May 1887?-Bap by Jos MICHAEL     ---
ULRICH, Henry             16 Feb 1889-Rel                     May 1905-D
ULRICH, James             20 May 1888-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      30 Nov 1902-D
ULRICH, Mary E.           06 May 1887-Rel                     23 Jan 1890-D
ULRICH, Mary Louetta      20 May 1888-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      13 Feb 1897-RL
ULRICH, William Henry     20 May 1888-Bap by Jos MICHAEL     
WEYBRIGHT, D.F.           05 Apr 1891-?                       12 Nov 1892-RL
WEYBRIGHT, Daniel P.      06 May 1887-Rel                     03 Mar 1889-RL
WEYBRIGHT, Matilda        05 Apr 1891-L                       12 Nov 1892-RL
WEYBRIGHT, Matilda        (Bap in Indiana by Jacob CRIPE)     03 Mar 1889-RL
WHITMAN, Delia E.         14 Jun 1896-Bap by Arthur BRUBAKER  ---
WHITMAN, E. E.            20 May 1888-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      ---
WHITMAN, Elizabeth        06 May 1887-Rel                     ---
WHITMAN, Ida Mae          22 Jun --- [1902]                   ---
WHITMAN, Jesse            20 May 1888-Bap by Jos MICHAEL      23 Feb 1897-D
WHITMAN, Jessie           22 Jun --- [1902]                   ---
WILLIS, Annie Mary        May 1902-Bap                        ---
WINTER, Bertha E.         18 May 1889-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW      ---
WINTER, George W.         (from the G.B. Church)-24 Jun 1888  07 May 1891-D
WINTER, James W.          28 Jul 1889-Rel                     "Disowned" 1 Oct 1892-J
WINTER, John              05 Oct 1889-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW      ---
WINTER, Mary A.           (from the G.B. Church)-24 Jun 1888  ---
WINTER, Nellie C.         27 Oct 1888-Bap by W.J.H. BAUMAN    02 Jan 1892-RL
WOODHEAD, George M.       14 Oct 1890-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW (Organized with church at McLouth)
WOODHEAD, Lucy E.         14 Oct 1890-Bap by H.S. ENSLOW (Organized with church at McLouth)
   
[From THE PIONEER, journal of The Douglas County (KS) Genealogical Society] 
Submitted by Judith Cox Whipple, June 1998


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