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Esperance in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Presbyterian Church Esperance, NY

(Old Stone Church)

 
 
Old Stone Church, Esperance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 19, 2007
1. Old Stone Church, Esperance Marker
Inscription.
The Presbyterian (Old Stone)
Church, Esperance, N.Y.
Organized May 2, 1823
Edifice Dedicated July 4, 1824
Sheldon Jackson Received As
Member Oct. 2, 1853. Remodeled
And Rededicated Jan. 14, 1897

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 45.621′ N, 74° 15.611′ W. Marker is in Esperance, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 20) and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Esperance NY 12066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Methodist Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tory Tree Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Grist Mill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Amos Clayton (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mill Stones (approx. 3.1 miles away); Burtonville (approx. 3.1 miles away); Burton House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Eatons Corners Post Office & Store (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Regarding The Presbyterian Church Esperance, NY. The Esperance Old Stone Presbyterian Church was built in 1824 to accommodate
The Presbyterian Church Esperance Marker beside Route 20 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 3, 2011
2. The Presbyterian Church Esperance Marker beside Route 20
a society that began in 1815. On October 2, 1853 Sheldon Jackson was received as a member of that church. He went on to serve as a missionary in Alaska and is remembered there by the Sheldon Jackson College and the Museum of Sitka. This church, still in active service, is on the Register of Historic Reformed and Presbyterian Sites.
 
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The Prysebyterian (Old Stone) Church, Esperance, NY Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2011
3. The Prysebyterian (Old Stone) Church, Esperance, NY Marker
Located at Main Street and Church Street in Esperance.
The "Old Stone Church" Marker @ Church Street in Esperance image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 29, 2012
4. The "Old Stone Church" Marker @ Church Street in Esperance
Main Street, Esperance, NY image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 28, 2012
5. Main Street, Esperance, NY
Even during the 2012 Memorial Day Parade on Main Street in Esperance, (US Rt 20), one can still spot the "Old Stone Church" marker, shown here on the front lawn of the house, to the right of the band leader, and below the American Flag on the House.
Church Steet in Esperance image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2011
6. Church Steet in Esperance
The marker is on the left in this view which looks across Main Street (Route 20) and up Church Street toward the Esperance Presbyterian Chuch, seen in the background.
The Esperance Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 29, 2008
7. The Esperance Presbyterian Church
The Esperance Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2011
8. The Esperance Presbyterian Church
The Esperance Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 29, 2008
9. The Esperance Presbyterian Church
The Esperance Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 13, 2009
10. The Esperance Presbyterian Church
The Esperance Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 21, 2009
11. The Esperance Presbyterian Church
Main Entrance - Esperance Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2011
12. Main Entrance - Esperance Presbyterian Church
The Bell Tower of the Old Stone Church image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 29, 2012
13. The Bell Tower of the Old Stone Church
Sanctuary of the Esperance Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 8, 2011
14. Sanctuary of the Esperance Presbyterian Church
Sanctuary of the Esperance Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 8, 2011
15. Sanctuary of the Esperance Presbyterian Church
The Stained Glass Window behind the Pulpit image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 8, 2011
16. The Stained Glass Window behind the Pulpit
The window includes the names of Angus Kelly and Helen Reagles
The Rev. Sheldon Jackson Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 8, 2011
17. The Rev. Sheldon Jackson Plaque
This plaque is in the Narthex of the Church:

In Memory Of
Rev. Sheldon Jackson, D.D.
Pioneer Missionary and Educator
Born Minaville, N.Y. May 18 1834 Baptized in This
Church, December 11, 1838; Died , Asheville, N C May 2
1909. Buried, Dhuctanunda Cemetery, Minaville
Graduated From Union College, 1855 and From
Princeton Theological Seminary April 27, 1858
Ordained May 5, 1858: Missionary to Choctaw
Nation, Indian Territory, 1858, Transferred
To Frontier Mission in Minnesota, 1859.
And Later to other Western States Where
He Established Scores of New Churches:
Member of Christian Commission of Civil War.
August 1863. Missionary to Alaska (Fort Wrangell)
August 10, 1877, Where He Established Schools
And Churches and Succeeded in Abolishing
The Slave Trade in Native Girls and Women.
Established Mission at Sitka, July, 1881
And at Point Barrow 1890, Appointed First
U.S. Superintendent of Public Instruction For
Alaska, April 11, 1885 and Served Until Death
Introduced Reindeer From Siberia Into Alaska
1891 To Relieve The Starving Condition of The
Eskimos. Moderator of General Assembly
Of Presbyterian Church In U.S.A. 1897
* * * * *
Erected By State Of New York And
Schoharie County Historical Society
1934
The Presbyterian Church Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 8, 2011
18. The Presbyterian Church Plaque
This plaque is also in the Narthex of the Church:

The
Presbyterian Church
Esperance, New York
Organized May 2, 1823.
With Seventy-Six Charter Members
Edifice Dedicated July 4, 1824.
Sheldon Jackson Was Publicly
Received As A Member Of This Church
October 2, 1853. The Church Was
Remodeled And Rededicated
January 14, 1897

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Roll of Ministers
Luke Lyons 1823-1827
Jared Dewing 1832-1833
Charles Tappan 1834-1835
W. E. Dixon 1836-1837
B. H. Pitman 1837-1841
W. E. Dixon 1848-1851
C. H. Taylor 1853-1854
A. Craig 1854-1857
A. H. Seeley 1858-1872
J. D. Countermine 1876-1880
W. J. Blain 1880-1886
D.J. Many, Jr. 1886-1891
W. J. Westernvelt 1892-1902
J. H. Colbourne 1902-1904
Norman McLeod 1906-1909
J. W. Dennis 1911-1912
W. J. Whiffen 1903-1919
C. R. Beach 1920-1922
Harry G. Brown 1925-1929
Alfred M. Eells, D.D. 1932-
* * * * *
Erected By State Of New York
1934
Rev. Sheldon Jackson, D.D. 1834 - 1909 image. Click for full size.
19. Rev. Sheldon Jackson, D.D. 1834 - 1909
Photo from the book, Alaska, and Missions on the North Pacific Coast by Sheldon Jackson, 1880
 
 
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