A History of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (1727-1819)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...fl. as traveling expenses. Shortly afterwards he left for Pennsylvania, where he arrived in the fall of that year. He had a very checkered career. From 1775 to 1790 he is mentioned in the Minutes of Coetus, serving in these fifteen years no less than seven different charges. His whole ministry was filled with quarrels. He paid no regard either to the resolutions of the Coetus or the wishes of his congregations. Hence he was constantly in difficulty. The verdict of Coetus on his ministry is expressed in these words: "Rev. Ingold during his stay with us has not conducted himself to the satisfaction of his brethren."199 Shortly after his arrival he took Witpen and Worcester in Montgomery County. At Witpen (now Boehm's Church at Blue Bell) his baptismal entries begin November 7, 1774, and end May 25, 1775. At Worcester (now Wentz's Church) a receipt for salary shows that his ministry there began on November 10, 1774. It lasted for one year. At the end of that time the people were unwilling to continue paying him 75 as salary. At the close of the year the congregations offered a smaller sum, and said if he should not be satisfied with this they would close the church against him. Thereupon Mr. Ingold preached no longer for them, but continued to live in the parsonage until he no longer dared to remain there. He then moved to another house in the neighborhood, where he wholly consumed the gathered crumbs. His brethren were sorry for him, gave him oral and written advice, and helped him to Saucon. But here again he left immediately and went to Easton, hoping to draw the united congregation to him.199a In Easton his baptismal entries begin on July 7, 1776, 199 Minutes of Coetus, p. 373. 199 Minutes of Coetus, p. 373. and...

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