Kreider Family History: 21 Jul 1919; colume 4 & 5

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through this instrumentality he brought to the foot of the Ct<*» and there became a pnntl and eventnnlly a "forestayer" or leader in the church, and by the tltn* he was twenty-two years of age he vas sn exhorter, and at wltat time lie was given an appointment, or where, we know not. A.', (he conference iielil in the month of February. 1J40, he w;is appointed to the new charge of York Mission, and how well he succeeded is told by the fact that nt the conference held Mar. 1, 1841, in Lancaster county, he was returned and nt (he conference hold Feb. 21, 1842, at Funk's church, now known as the Stone Church, Powell's Valley, Dauphin county. Pa., he was returned for tho third year. During the three years the mission was built up and many members brought into the c?iurch. At the Conference of Feb. 22, 1843, at the Fetterholf's Chapel, Franklin county, Pa., he was changed and appointed to the, York Circuit, which appointment he filled for two years. The second year the conference gave him as his colleague, Rev. William Wagoner, now a practicing physician of Iowa. Rev. Jacob Rlnc- hart was Mr. Kreider's succepsor nt York Mission station. It was during the session of thin conference, 1844, that tfie death and memorial service were'announced of his father, as having occurred during the year. At the conference, held at Highspire, Feb. 12, 1S45, he was sent to Lebanon Circuit, where he preached and served the people and tho cause of the Master very acceptably for tho years 1846, 6 and 7. Ho was elected, in the year 1848, Presiding Elder of the Lebanon District, East Penn. Conference, the said confer- encf having been for .. nt tbo Ans UP Conference held i Springvlllo in 1846, of the territrr? lying east of the Susquohanna River. In the year 1845 ho built the Salem church of Lebanon, which was razed to tho ground the past summer and a new edifice thereon erected. Mr. Kroider always preached in the German and was of a mild disposition und possessed in a remarkable degree an abundance of tho milk of human kindness. He was a deep reasoner and a sound theologian. Ono of his favorite texts was PH. 73:24: "Thou Bhalt guide mo with thy eonnsel and ajterwsr* receive m« td glory; or in the German; Du litest mich nach deinera Rathe und nlmest mich endltch mlt Bhren «n." He believed strongly In the "mourner's bench," which BO many professing Christians of today dislike, and many "Amens" from the hearers when he expounded the Gospel to them. It is said that when he traveled the York Circuit, he had an appointment some miles from this city, at or near John Kohr's, who owned a watermelon patch. In the same community lived an ungodly roan and Mr, Kohr's patch received frequent nocturnal visits, but no one was sus- picioned. During the Fall, Rev Christian S. Kreider began a protracted meeting, and one ot the first to appear at the mourner's bench was the ungodly man. This somewhat nonplussed and annoyed the brethren, which the pastor noticed when in his Inimitable and calm way he suggested that they "continue to sing and pray a little while yet. as it would not hurt the mourner to do so. AS they continued the seeker would continually pray for more strength. "Oh, Lord, give me strength!" he repeated time after time. Presently he seemed to secure tho strength he was after, when ^o arose, and gazing flcrosa the con- gregat on. he claimed not only to have tho strength to get up. but had sufficient strength to confess that it was ho who paid the nightly visits to tlmt'V^n 1 '' 8 wiaermel °n Patch, and tl nt if he was present in the audience ho would ask his forgiveness Jv°^. beln K ^csent, Rros 0 and f conviction and convor Mon swept through many of the stn- " anH , and to tho power and oxer- « Ck0d by the Holy S " lrl t. "ere men as Rev. Kreider permitted 10 do much for fallen humanity After engaging in the work of' the Mm , Y f dc " h ' P ' his health f «»"d him and ho became quite delicate, "and gradually declined; and during the last part of the year 1749, he wus for the most part unable to attend to the duties of his office. During this affliction ho had his home with Daniel Myers, whose ancestor

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 21 Jul 1919, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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