Building a Church in Morrison's Cove

Post date: Sep 13, 2011 5:11:48 PM

Continuing story of 4th Great Grandfather.

They had everything they needed - except a church. In 1806 Nicholas Fouse, the Brumbaughs, the Nicodemis families and Abraham Miller started planning for such a building. They discussed this among the other Germans and settlers and formed a committee to supply this need. Young Abe Miller Jr. was already "eyeing" Elizabeth Fouse and the day would be coming when there would be a marriage for all these youngsters growing up and German Lutherans thought that a church was the only place for a "joining" and Baptisms of their children was their duty. Here we can conclude that these two families were friends for many years. Three of the Miller children - Abe Jr., Elizabeth, and Christina all married Fouse children. The Millers were taking root along Clover Creek. One mile from Abe's farm rose the new Union German Reformed Church. It was completed in 1810.