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Manchester in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Salem Church

 
 
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By Dave Wilcox, October 10, 2012
1. Salem Church Marker
Inscription. The Reverend Edward Weiss, a Washtenaw County circuit rider, organized an Evangelical class of fifteen members in 1874. They met in a school located two miles east of here. Two years later, trustees Herman Gieske, Lambert Gieske and Bernhardt Kuhl, on behalf of the Evangelical Association of North America, bought land from the Rowe family in the area known as Rowes Corners. Church members hauled brick and lumber to the site. Salem Church was dedicated in November 1876. The vernacular Gothic Revival church is similar to others built in the Midwest by nineteenth-century German congregations. Stained-glass windows were installed in the early twentieth century. The denomination merged with the United Brethren Church in 1946 and with the Methodist Church in 1968. That year this church was renamed Sharon United Methodist Church.
 
Erected 1993 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L0799.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 11.496′ N, 84° 1.965′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of East Pleasant Lake Road and Michigan Highway 52, on the left
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By Dave Wilcox, October 10, 2012
2. Salem Church
when traveling east on East Pleasant Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19980 Pleasant Lake Road, Manchester MI 48158, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manchester War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bethel Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Riverside Mortuary Chapel / Wirt Rowland (approx. 8 miles away); Clinton Woolen Mill (approx. 8.8 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 8.8 miles away); Clinton / Site of the Clinton Inn (approx. 8.8 miles away); Chelsea / Chelsea Depot (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Welfare Building (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
 
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By Dave Wilcox, October 10, 2012
3. Salem Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2012, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2012, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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