Bedminster was organized in 1742. Bedminster, lies between Plumstead, Hilltown, Rockhill, Haycock and Nockamixon. The name is taken from the town of Bedminster, in Somersetshire, near Bristol , England.
Bedminster Churches-Bristol UK
First settlers of the township were Irish from the counties of Donegal and Antrim and perhaps other parts of northern Ireland. Among them were McHenry, Comly, Wismer, Ayres, Grier, Armstrong, Orr, Kennedy, Kelley, Armstrong, McCalla and Darrah. William Allen, of Philadelphia, was one of the largest landowners. Scotch Irish Presbyterians organized a church which took the name Deep Run, it was the original place of worship of all the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians.
Meeting House (Route 113 and Elephant Road)
The Intelligencer Record (7/25/1999)As of 1990, 43% of the land in the township was being used for agriculture.Few if any descendants of the old Irish families remain in Bedminster. Before the close of the 18th century a number of them migrated to North Carolina. The Mennonites followed the Irish into Bedminster.
Bedminster Township was named for the town Bedminster, Somersetshire, England. Bedminster was part of Plumstead Township until 1742. The first schools in the township were built near churches, and the first school of which we have a record was a school house built at Kellers Church by the congregation in 1751-1752.
CEMETERIES AND CHURCHES
St Peter's (Tohickon Union) Old Bethlehem Pike Perkasie PA
|1751 Founding of Keller's Church|
|1766 First Stone Building|
|1841 Union began with Solomon's Reformed Pastors|
|1870 Fist English sermon|
|1889 St. Matthew's name adopted|
|1894 Present building constructed|
|1895 Bell placed|
|1859 Union dissolved|
|1967 educational building dedicated|
|1976 225 Anniversary|
|2001 250th Anniversary|
The book does not have an index, but it does have founding family information including but not limited to the Keller family, church elders, deacons, church members at the beginning (Loch, Nicla, Ackerman, Schwarz, Fischer, Zimmer, Stein, Drach, Wimmer, Ziegenfuss, Feininger to name a few) It is a history of the church. Written by Mervin C. Bryan 1938-1999.
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