Of necessity, for lack of space, the sketches are fragmentary, and condensed almost to nothingness. Some, however, would have been a little more complete if the information could have been secured. We looked in vain through the Minutes, the Year Book, and the Congregational Quarterly for the obituaries of many who had finished their labors here. We have been obliged to make out the records of many of the brethren by simply following them year after year through the intricacies, inaccuracies, and contradictions, of the Minutes and the Year Book. So the things written in this chapter are only measurably correct. But here is a list of more than thirteen hundred of the leaders of our Pilgrim hosts in Iowa, and of the fields in which they wrought; and here are suggestions of centuries of heroic service in the making of the commonwealth, and the building of the Kingdom.
Albright, E.H.. Born in Iowa. A Cumberland Presbyterian. Congregational work at Gaza and Clay, 1905-.
Bray, William L. Born, England, 1832. Newton, Marshalltown, Clinton, Oskaloosa, Sheldon, 1870-1908. Alton, 1910-.
Briggs, Erastus T. Pastorates, 1905-1908 at Woden, Ocheyedan and Westfield.
Brintnall, Loren W. (Vermont, 1828.) In Iowa, 1867-1896. Winthrop, Independence, Monticello, Sheldon, Ashton, Fairfax, Hartwick. Died, in Washington, May 3,1900.
Burch, Henry H. Methodist Episcopal training. Milford, Primghar, Rock Rapids, 1898-1906.
Burton, Nathan L. (Plymouth, Ill., 1847.) Eagle Grove, Otho, 1882-1887; pastor at large, 1887-1889; Tipton, Postville, 1889-1892. Returned to Illinois.
Cole, Thomas W. Sheldon, 1888-1889. Returned to Wisconsin.
Covey, J.H. Grant, 1871-1875.
Cumings, John M. (Ohio, 1848.) Percival, Exira, Spencer, Anita, Dunlap, Sheldon, Baxter, Denmark, 1874-1910. Farragut, 1910-. See Chapter XVI.
French, Charles L. Primghar, 1900-1902.
Gilmore, Charles E. Washta, Primghar, 1901-1906; Rock Rapids, 1906-.
Hanscom, George L. (Maine, 1862.) Sheldon, New Hampton, 1890-1898. Later in New York and Florida.
Helms, Reuben C. Grant and Sutherland, 1882-1885; Washta, 1899-1901.
Lansborough, John. Gaza, Runnells, Bear Grove, 1900-1904.
Lewis, Franklin C. Castana, Gaza, Primghar, 1895-1904.
Nutting, John K. (Massachusetts, 1832.) Polk City, Bradford, Monticello, Glenwood, 1858-1873, Glenwood again, 1890-1895, Buffalo Center, Thompson, Gaza, Sioux Rapids, College Springs and Farmington, 1895-1904. Later in Florida.
Palmer, John A. Sheldon, 1876-1877.
Parsons, James. Primghar, Harlan, 1898-1904. Later in Minnesota and Missouri.
Pierce, Lucius M. (Massachusetts, 1861.) Golden, Riceville, Reinbeck, Rockford, Sioux City Mayflower, 1888-1907, Primghar, 1907-.
Skinner, David E. (Pennsylvania, 1853.) Pastor and Genl. Miss’y, 1884-1903, serving Aurelia, Rockwell, Moville Kingsley, Primghar, Owen’s Grove, Nora Springs, etc. Moved to California, 1903.
Southworth, E.B. Cresco, Sheldon, 1872-1883. Died, 1907.
Stoddard, John C. Peterson Sibley, Primghar, Britt, Ogden, Garden Prairie, Kelley, Earlville and Almoral, 1886-1906. Later in Illinois.
Westlake, C.M. (Pennsylvania, 1856.) M.E. and Congl. pastorates east and west. In business also in the west. Hawarden, 1907-1908, Sheldon,1908-.
Wiard, Hiram D. Sheldon, 1872-1875. Later Sem. course. Pastorates and evangelistic work in Illinois; field work C.H.M.S., Supt. Missions South Dakota and California. Fort Dodge, 1897-1901.
From "The Pilgrims of Iowa" by Truman O. Douglass (Boston, Chicago: The Pilgrim Press),
Copyright 1911 by The Iowa Congregational Home Missionary Society.
Transcription by Krysta Wright