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Transcribed biography of R. H. Sanders

Rev. R. H. Sanders was born in Greensburg, Pa., Oct. 12, 1833, son of James S. and Mary A. Sanders. In early life he with his parents moved to Richland county, Ohio, and in 1846 came to Lake county, Ind., and located near Crown Point. Mr. Sanders was educated in a common school, and followed teaching for seven, years, studying during spare time, and thus attained a fair education in the languages and theology, all without the instructions of any person. Thus Mr. Sanders well understands the process of self-acquired education. He was licensed to preach in 1861, and he immediately entered on his mission. He united with the Northwest Indiana Conference in 1863. The following are the circuits which he has traveled: San Pierre, 1863; Winamac and Star City, 1864-'5; Hebron, Porter county, 1866-'7; Valparaiso, 1868-'9; Argus, Marshall county, 1870; Westville, 1871; Door Village, 1872-'4; at North Liberty, 1875-'7; at Lowell, Lake county, 1878, and Walkerton, 1879. Mr. Sanders has been unusually successful in his ministerial labors. He has averaged 100 accessions annually to the Church since he commenced preaching. He has also built several churches, one at Union Mills, one at Winamac, one at North Liberty, and one at Maple Grove. May 15, 1852, Mr. Sanders was joined in the bond of holy matrimony to Miss Mary A. Sutton. This union was blest with one child, Mellie J., wife of John C. Gordon, a grain dealer at Argus City.

Source: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 1880. History of St. Joseph County, Indiana. Chicago, Illinois: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 971 p.
Page(s) in Source: 746-747

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