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  2. Very much enjoyed reading this. Thanks for posting. Some things of interest– Rev. Emmanuel Greenwalt founded many of the local Lutheran congregations. His circuit ranged as far west as Chili over in Coshocton County. I think he made it into Carroll County as well. Greenwalt was Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Philadelphia, and this served as his “home base.” While at Emmanuel, Greenwalt started a church magazine which is the forerunner of the current day Lutheran magazine. After a long career in the ministry, Greenwalt retired to the Lehigh Valley in PA and lived the rest of his life there.

    South of Gnadenhutten, there was a small Lutheran congregation in a settlement called Ross. I don’t know if the was a Greenwalt congregation, but it may have been since part of his circuit went to Newcomerstown. After the Ross congregation lost their minister, they went without one for many years. They had an arrangement with the Moravian Church in Gnadenhutten to supply a pastor once a month. After a period of time, they decided to adopt the Moravian discipline. After that they were known as the Ross Moravian Church. That congregation disbanded in the late 1800s.

    The Sherrodsville Lutheran Church– The Lutheran church building in Sherrodsville still stands. In its later years, the congregation was often served by Pastor C. King Wynkoop, the retired associate pastor from Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The Lutheran church building is now the administrative offices for Conotton Valley Schools.

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