Bygones of Monroe:
CHURCH DIRECTORY 1877
This church directory was taken from the Monroe Commercial, January 25, 1877
First Presbyterian Church - Public Square Rev. Douglas P. Putnam Pastor. Preaching Sabbath morning, 11 o'clock; Evening 7:00 o'clock. Sabbath School. 9:30 a.m. Church prayer meeting Friday evening 7:00. Meeting of the Ladies Missionary Society in the chapel first Wednesday of each month, at 3 p.m.
First M.E. Church - Corner Monroe and 2nd streets; Rev. D. Caster, Pastor Sunday services 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday school teachers meetings, Wednesday evening: General prayer last Friday of each month at 3 p.m.
Baptist Church - Washington street. Rev. Taylor Crum, Pastor. Study, corner Cass and 4th Sis. Sunday services 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sabbath School at close of morning service: Inquiry meeting Monday; Sunday school teachers meting, Tuesday evening, general prayer meeting, Thursday evening.
Trinity (Episcopal) Church - Cor. Monroe and Third sts. Rev. Geo. B. Eastman, Rector Residence, Scott st., first house north from First Street. Services Sunday 11 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sunday school 10 a.m. Fridays' 4:30 p.m. Bible class at Rectory, 7:00 p.m.
Lutheran Trinity Church - Cor. Scott and Third streets, Rev. W. Hottsteadt, Pastor Services every Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock. Sunday School at 2 p.m. with an occasional sermon.
St. John's Catholic Church - Corner Monroe and 6th Street, Rev. Damile P. Mae, Pastor Sunday services: Fist mass, 8 a.m.; 10 a.m. high mass m., vespers and benediction; daily mass 7 a.m.; H. association and altar society; third Sunday, 4 p.m., Young Ladies' B.V.M. society; fourth Sunday, 11:45 a.m. Monroe Catholic Temperance Union.
Dundee Church Directory
Methodist Episcopal - J.M. Van Every, Pastor. Services every Sabbath at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sabbath school at 11:15 a.m., D.C.B. Stayt, superintendent, Prayer meetings, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Young people's prayer meeting, Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.
German Lutheran - Every Sabbath at 10 a.m. Baptist. -Sabbath school at half-past 2 p.m.; no services
Petersburg Church Directory
Presbyterian Church- Rev. W.S. Taylor, Pastor. Sabbath services 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.: J.H. Gage, Superintendent, Prayer meeting, and Friday evenings
Raisinville Church Directory
Evangelical Church - Rev. Jacob Frankhauser, pastor. Services every other Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening, and every other Sunday evening. Sabbath school at 9 o'clock a.m., John Kimmerling Superintendent.
Services at Plum Creek (Choate) school house every two weeks at 2 o'clock p.m.
Congregational - M.A. Bullock, acting Pastor. Services each Sabbath at 10:30 a.m. Sabbath school at 9:30; superintendent. Union prayer Thursday evenings in immediate neighborhood of church.
Ash Church Directory
Congregational - M.A. Bullock, acting Pastor. Services each Sabbath at 10:30 a.m. Sabbath school at 9:30 a.m.; A.F. Tracy, superintendent. Union prayer Thursday evenings in immediate neighborhood of church.
St. Patrick's (Catholic) - Rev. William Hewing Sunday services at 3 and 10 a.m. with English and German sermons: Sunday school 2 p.m.; vespers 3 p.m.; daily mass 8 a.m.
Carlton Church Directory
Evangelical - Rev. Jacob Frankhauser, Pastor. Preaching every two weeks at 2:30 p.m. Union Sabbath School at 1 o'clock p.m.
Little Lake Church Directory
Freewill Baptist - Rev. R.O Dickinson, Pastor. Service every Sabbath at 11 a.m. Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
Free Methodist - Services every other Sabbath evening, in the Freewill Baptist house of worship.
Scofield Church Directory
Methodist Episcopal - Sabbath at 1 o'clock p.m., Preaching at 2:30 p.m. .
Lambertville Church Directory
M.E. Church - Rev. John S. Paull, Pastor. On alternate Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Sabbath school 9:30 a.m., Rev. J.S. Paull, Superintendent. Prayer meeting Thursday evenings. On alternate Sunday house, Summerfield, at 3 p.m., and at Whiteford Center at 7 p.m.
Ida Church Directory
M.E. Church - Rev. John S. Paull, Pastor. On alternate Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sabbath school 9:30 a.m., N. Langdon, Superintendent. Every four weeks, service at Free Methodist Church, Ida Station, at 3 p.m., and at the West School House at 7 p.m.
Catholic Church attends once a month, from Monroe.
Lasalle Church Directory
Presbyterian Church - No preaching except by supply. Sabbath school at 10:30 a.m., teacher's meeting at 5 p.m. praise meeting 7 p.m.
Free Methodist - Preaching once in two weeks at Otter Creek, at 10:30 a.m. Sabbath school at 9 o'clock a.m.
Evangelical Church - Preaching every two weeks at 10:30 a.m., William Laudenschlager, Superintendent.
Milan Church Directory
Methodist Episcopal - Rev. E.P. Pierce, Pastor. Preaching at Milan village alternate Sabbaths at 10:30 a.m. By Rev. S.S. Laning, once in four wards. Sabbath school at 12 p.m.: Moses C. Edwards, Superintendent
At East Milan, services every Sabbath evening, revs. E.P. Pierce and Samuel Warner alternating. Sabbath school at 10:00 a.m., John M. Lewis, Superintendent.
At West Milan, preaching each alternate Sabbath at 3 p.m., by the Pastor, E.P. Pierce. Sabbath school at 3:00 p.m.; Edward Cooper, Superintendent.
London Church Directory
M.E. Church - E.P. Pierce, pastor. Services every other Sabbath at 10:30 a.m. Sabbath school at 9 a.m.: D.L. Devees, Superintendent.
At Oakville, services each alternate Sabbath at 3 p.m. by E.P. Pierce, Pastor; and on alternate Sabbaths at 10:30 p.m., by Rev. S.S. W. Langing.
Catholic Church at Blue Bush German settlement attended once a month by Rev. W. Herwing.
Erie Church Directory
Presbyterian Church - Rev. E.P. Willard, Pastor. Sabbath services at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sabbath school after morning service: C.M. Rowe, Superintendent. Bible meetings Monday evenings; Conference meetings Thursday evenings.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Rev. Charles T. Thomas, Pastor. Sabbath services 10 a.m., and vespers at 3 p.m. Daily mass at 7 a.m