Bethany United Methodist Church, Bakersville, Pa.
This church is located about one mile from Edie on the Bakersville Edie Road,Somerset County,Pa. Originally there was a frame church built October 17,1899(looked like a one-room school house).
It stood above the driveway of the present stone church. The old church was started by a few Christians that felt the need for a place they could come together and worship God. It actually began as a Prayer Meeting in the Old Johnston House(bunch of little huts), then held at the Miller School, then the Bethany School. As the group grew larger, land was purchased from Emanuel Ankey. Records show that on July 25, 1896, an election was held naming the First Trustees: John Miller 3 yr. term Issac Berkey 2 yr. term John Barnt 1 yr. term Treasurer Josiah Moore Organist was Dorothy Moore
The frame church served its purpose until the year of 1921 when a new pastor came to the church. he was Rev. W.M.Minard, he felt the need for a better and larger building, so the new stone church got underway February 3, 1921. It was completed 1922, size-45 feet by 90 feet. A seating capacity of 250. It was dedicated in 1923. A Spirit of Dedication was observed July 1, 1924. No names on who built the original church.
The carpenters for the stone church were: Harry Gardner, Norman Kuhlman
Stone workers were: Luteri brothersPeter Joseph Andy
A Record of what was paid to those that helped built the church shows that:Carpenters were paid $1.50 day Labors $1.00 day
Teams and wagons for hauling $2.50 a day.
All days were 10 hours long. The names in the windows are the names of the people that donated money
for the windows.
I'd like to thank Nelma Stern, Church historian for this information.
#1-Cemetery after Municipal Road, it is up on a hill. If you know the name of this cemetery,
please let me know.
Roger Lee Frampton....August 27-Oct 19
William D. Frampton.... 1909-1970 (Dad)
Bertha V. Frampton.... June 12,1913 (same stone as Howard)
Howard L. Frampton.... Sept 3,1906-Dec 19,1984 (same stone as Bertha)
Meade W. Frampton.... 1899-1966 (same stone as Gertrude)
Gertrude M. Frampton.... 1902-1974 (same stone as Meade)
GINDELSPERGERS- I never wrote the names down, but there are some buried here
MOORE-John B. Moore.... 1895-1982 (same stone as Pearl)
Pearl L.(Helw?)Moore.... 1892-1985 (same stone as John)
Cyrus Moore.... 1862-1923
Emma G. Moore.... 1862-1941
Edward K. Moore.... 1890-1944
Ernest W. Moore.... Sept 18,1921-Sept 9,1989, PFC 502 MP WWII (same stone as Ella)
Ella J. Moore.... Sept 19,1923- Oct 25,1984 (same stone as Ernest)
Carol Ann Moore.... May 15,1938- (same stone as Ella and Ernest)
SARVER-Clifford J. Sarver.... Sept 11,1938 (same stone as Ruby)
Ruby R. Sarver.... Jan 8,1939
Jane.... 1918 (same stone as Iris)
Iris.... 1925 (same stone as Jane)
SHANK-Joseph Shank.... d.1910
Harriet Shank.... d.1875
Ellen Shank Maust.... 1924
#2-St Johns United Methodist Church,Edie Road. Pastor; B.K. Ritendor
GEISEL-Catherine Geisel....June 27,1827-Oct 1,1907
Henry Geisel....July 24,1820-June 27,1883
Annie Geisel....June 1869, 5 years,2 mo, 10days
GOOD-Irvin H. Good....July 6,1865-Apr 19,1949, PVT CO I 5th Reg. PA. VOL. INF.-Spanish-American
Catherine Good....Oct 7,1880-Feb 24,1963
MOORE-Elmer Moore....Sept 12, 1927-Aug 21,1996, PVT US Army WWIIEmma K. Moore....June 28,1930 (same stone as Elmer)Glenn Moore....tombstone with sheep on topEliz. Moore....died Feb 16,1897, 82 yrs.11mo.15daWilliam Moore....Aug 29,1888, 25 yrs.18daPeter Moore....1841-1896, Co. G. 142 Reg. Pa. Vol.Susannah....1841-1920 (Peters wife)Jacob P. Moore(father)....Jan 22,1904-1955Nelson G. Moore....1874-1936Laura A. Moore....1882-1954Lillian Moore....May 19,1930 (same stone as Eugene)Eugene J. moore....Dec 9,1926-Nov 5,1981, PECHO CO. 29th Inf. Reg. WWII
#3-Bethany United Methodist Church,located next to the Church above
MOORE-Harry W. Moore....1886-1957Emma L. Moore....1886-1922(wife of Harry)Infant dau. of Harry and Emma....b.1921Matilda Moore(dau)....Sept 20,1940-Nov 12,1940Eugene Moore(son)....Aug 6,1938-Sept 29,1938(same stone as Matilda)L.A.M....small white stoneMonroe Moore....Mar 14,1882-Feb 28,1924Lydia Annie Moore....Nov 24,1881-June 26,1964(wife of Monroe)Elmer C. Moore(Father)....1889-1967Kathryn B. Moore(Mother)....1895-1968S.E. Moore....1894-1976Irvin W. Moore....Jan 5,1915G. Marie Moore....Sept 9,1917-Dec 2,1994Paul S. Moore....May 5, 1952-Feb 15,1967(Our Son)Irvin Ellwood Moore....March 20,1968-Oct 3,1987(son of Deborah and Glenn)Ralph W. Moore....Aug 7,1942-Sept 17,1954(Our Son)Cyrus W. Moore....May 7,1892-March 30,1963Rose E. Moore Jan 25,1896-Nov17,1966(wife of Cyrus)Minnie Moore....April 23,1914-Oct 28,1973(dau of Cyrus and Rose)Ruth Moore....Aug 1931-Oct 1931(dau of Rose and Cyrus)Mae Moore....Nov 3,1921-April 20,1923(dau of Rose and Cyrus)No Marker, Twin boys buried with Cyrus W. Moore
#4-Again I don't know the name but it is located beside the Episcopal Church.
MOORE-James H. Moore....1873-1959
Mary K. Moore....1891-1963