tory of the “Tunkers,” by Elder R. H. Holsinger, in the “Life of Elder James Quinter,” by Mary N. Quinter, and in the life of Elder R. H. Miller, by Elder Otho Wenger. To these authors and sources we acknowledge our indebtedness. To no one man does the church owe a greater debt of gratitude than is due Brother Abram H. Cassel for his efforts in collecting and preserving the records of the early church fathers. He saved from oblivion and gave us the records from which oru church historians draw their facts. We often hear the names of men who have acted well their part in life, and have departed, quoted in press and from pulpit and held up as examples worthy of imitation. It is our hope that such examples may here be found and held up as worthy of imitation, of high and noble lives that will incite others to make the best of their God–given opportunities in the world. D. L. Miller, Galen B. Royer.
On April 2-1, I preached at Germantown,35 on the Luecken Run [Licking Run]. I preached to them of the dear Lamb, which was done with visible grace. The people were very glad to hear of the Lord Jesus. They said the Holy Ghost had sent me to them. After the sermon I left the church immediately. The principal members of the congregation went with me to the house of Mr. Holzklo. We spoke with each other about Bethlehem. They had a poor opinion of the congregation. They also offered me a considerable sum of money, and were much astonished when I refused it. For sermons are more expensive in Virginia than in Maryland. It is said that no minister preaches a sermon there under two or three pounds. In Maryland again they are more expensive than in Pennsylvania. They thanked me very much and asked, if it were possible, that I should decide to stay with them. They would at once send me a call. I said they should not trouble themselves, as I could not promise them anything, for I was not my own master They then requested me to visit them again. I said that might be possible. In the afternoon, at two o'clock, I started again. I had 96 miles yet to travel to Captain Ogle, and for these 96 miles I did not have more than a day and a half. By evening I had traveled 36 miles. 35 The first pastor of the colony was John Henry Haeger. Born at Anzhausen, in Nassau-Siegen, Germany, on September 25, I644. From 1678-1689 teacher in the Latin school at Siegen. From 1689-1703 its assistant rector. From 1703-1711 pastor at Oberfischbach, near Siegen. Retired in 1711 because of sickness. Lived in retirement at Siegen from 1711-1713. Was in London in October, 1713. Emigrated to Virginia and settled at Germanna in 1714. Here he organized the first German Reformed congregation in America, which the legislature constituted, in 1714, into a separate parish, called the "Parish of St. George." (Acts of Assembly passed in the Colony of Virginia from 1662-1715. London, 1727, p. 379, f.) With the other Reformed colonists Haeger left Germanna in 1721 and settled at Germantown, Fauquier county. Here he lived till 1733, his will being probated March 28, 1733. After his death the schoolmaster, Holzklau, conducted the religlious services. Occasionally ministers from Pennsylvania visited the congregation, as, e. g., Rev. B. Rieger, of Lancaster, see Virginia Magazine, Vol. XI, p. 376. For a more extended sketch of Rev. Henry Haeger, see Journial of Presbyterian Historical Society, Vol. II, pp. 5-9, 99-101, 141.