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     Experienced genealogists know data about people may sometimes be found in unusual sources. Miscellaneous details found in unique resources can help to place individuals in a specific place at a specific time and shed light on their activities. The information below comes from the booklet, Constitution, Charter, Rules and Regulations for Burial Ground and Cemeteries of St. John’s (Hain’s) Reformed Church of Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pa (Reading, Pennsylvania: I. M. Beaver, Printer, 1924).

     Page 28 – The following committee members drafted and recommended the Constitution:

Rev. Wm J. KERSHNER, Pastor

Adam G. LERCH

Wm V. HASSLER

A. L. BICKEL

Edwin G. RUTH

Henry H. REBER

George H. RADER

Leonard M. RUTH

Charles I. HAIN

Fredrick G. HAIN

Clarence N. LAMM

Leonard G. YODER, Esq., Counsel

     Page 37 – The names and Pennsylvania residences of the members of the Consistory chosen for the first year were as follows:

     Elders

Howard L. BAIR (sic) - Wernersville

Thomas M. HIESTER - Wernersville

Nathaniel M. REIFSNYDER - Wernersville

Francis H. RUTH - (R. F. D.) Robesonia

     Deacons

David F. BOHN - Wernersville

Clarence N. LAMM – Wernersville

Jerome D. MOGEL – (R. F. D.) Sinking Spring

Clyde A. SCHELL – (R. F. D.) Sinking Spring

     Trustees

Charles I. HAIN – Wernersville

Frederick G. HAIN – Wernersville

Milton I. HAIN – Wernersville

George H. RADER – West Reading

Leonard M. RUTH - Wernersville

     Page 40 – The Charter for Incorporation presented to the Court of Common Pleas of Berks County, PA, was signed on 25 November 1923 by

Howard L. BAER (sic)

Nathaniel M. REIFSNYDER

Thomas M. HIESTER

Francis M. RUTH

Clarence N. LAMM

Clyde A. SCHELL

David F. BOHN

Jerome D. MOGEL

Geo. H. RADER

Leonard M. RUTH

Chas. I. HAIN

Frederick G. HAIN

Milton I. HAIN

Et Al (sic)

     Page 41 – Howard L. BAER, Thomas M. HIESTER, and Clarence N. LAMM, three of the subscribers to the Certificate of Incorporation, acknowledged the document. Adam G. LERCH, Notary Public, placed his seal on it on 26 November 1923. At the same time, Nathaniel M. REIFSNYDER swore the application was true and that all the subscribers were citizens of Berks County, PA.

     Pages 43-44 – Upon the motion of Leonard G. YODER, Esq., Attorney for the Petitioners, Judge Samuel E. BERTOLET ordered and decreed that the Charter be approved on 24 January 1924.

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