Minutes of Session and Church Register Calkinsville (Rosebush) Presbyterian Church
March 17th, 1880
Minutes of the Organization of the1st Presbyterian Church at Calkinsville, Michigan.
Pursuant to Previous announcements after devine service
held in the Mc Night School House on the Evening of March 17th 1880.
The 1st Presbyterian Church of Calkinsville in connection with the Prebytery of Saginaw
was organized the following named presented letters of Dismission from other Churches and was enrolled as Members:
Mae McNight, his wife
Catherin McLalughlin his wife
Margret Dingman, Wife of T. Dingman
Nancy Burk, Wife of A Burk
From the 1st Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant
Alexander Cameron from the Presbyterian
Mr. Alexander Cameron being nominated for the office of Elder was on motion unanimously elected to that office having signified his acceptance of the same he was duly Ordained according to the provisions of the Presbyterian Form of Government.
Session closed in the usual form
Rev. Wm Campbell, Moderator
October 12, 1880 Mr. T. Dingman examined and accepted as a member of the church on Profession of his faith in Christ.
June 18th, 1882 Hanna Fraser, Wife of Thomas Fraser Presented a letter of dismission from 1st Presbyterian Church of Toledo, Ohio. Received into membership.
July 15th, 1883 Mr. James McNight was nominated to the Office of ruling Elder.
Daniel S. Lamont
Lorena Johnston, Wife of Robert Johnston appeared before the session as candidates for admission to the full communion of the church.
They were severally examined respecting there experimental acquaintance with the Christian religion there approval of the doctrinal standards of the Presbyterian church and there readiness to submit themselves to the discipline of Christ House and there Examination was Sustained.
Isabella Lamont – wife of D. T. Lamont Presented a letter from the 1st Presbyterian church of Brussels, Ontario.
Tinia Walton Wife of Thompson Walton presented a letter
of dismissal from the 1st
Presbyterian church of Brucefield, Ontario.
October 7th, 1886
Alexander Burk appeared before the session and was examined on his religious experience when having made a satisfactory profession of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ he was admitted to the sealing ordinance of the Lords Supper.
Alex Burk after due examination was admitted to the ordinance of Baptism and the Lords supper.
February 20th, 1887
Session meet in the church at 2 o’clock. Present
Present Rev. F. A. Bissel, Moderator
Maryann Scott his wife
Delis Swindelhurst, Wife of m. Swindelhurst
Lizebeth Johnson, Wife of H.Johnson
Miss Margaret Harvey
Appeared before , etc.
June 16th 1887
Session Meet in the church at 2 o’clock p.m.
Present Rev. W. Robinson, Moderator
Meeting was opened with Prayer, Minutes of the last meeting read
Isabella Crotser, his wife
Mary Jane McLoud
Elisebeth Moss, his wife
Miss Lorena Dingman
Miss Mary Morrison, by letter from Erskine Church Montreal Ontario
October 8th, 1887
Same as above
Ann Jane Clulie,his wife
Joseph Kile Johnson
Miss Martha Alberta Johnson
Sarah McKay, his wife
October 9th, 1887
Same as above in terms of the meeting called to order, etc.
Mary Mogg, wife of Ruben Mogg
Elisebth McLoud,wife of John McLoud
Appeared before thesession.
February 19th, 1888
Session Meet in the Church at 2 o’clock p.m.
Present Rev. Luke Noll, Moderator
Agness Dunn, Wife of R. Dunn
Miss Mary L. Morrison
Mary Jane, Archer, Wife of Jonah Archer
Sarah E.Angle, Wife of W. Angle
Miria Cretsinger, Wife of Jacob Critsinger
Appeared before the session and were examined on there religious experience when have made a satisfactory Profession of there faith in the Lord Jesus Christ they were admitted to the Sealing Ordinance of the Lords Supper.
Session Closed with Prayer
Daniel L. Lamont
1888 forward to 1900 Members accepted into the church:
Miss Katie McLachlan
Mrs. Jennie Raymond
Mrs. Roxalana Mussell
Mr. George McKay
Mrs. Elizabeth Bush
Miss Florence Ella Archer
Miss Isabella Parks
Miss Isabella Morrison
Mr. James L. Bush
Mr. Calvin Cameron
Mrs Alquista Heimsch
Albert John Archer
Mrs. Rosella Watson
Mr. John Watson
1889, April 14
Rev. James A. Griffes was called to be pastor of this church.
Mrs. Melissa D. McKay
Mr. Christian Heimsch
Nov. 2, 1890 Named changed to Rosebush
Mrs. Ellen Slocumb
Christie Morrison, wife of Donald Morrison
Mary Lee Johnson
Mrs. John Armstrong
Mrs. James Scott
Sarah Jane Cluley
Mrs. Samuel Cameron
J. G. Harese
Mrs. James Swindelhurst
Miss Laura Reigles from the Free Will Baptist Church of Davison
Lorina Marsh,his wife
Acceptedinto membership by letter: Mrs. J. M. Dallas and Mrs. Wesley Patterson
By examination Mrs. Fitchet, Mrs. Houghten, Mrs. Funnell and Mrs. McLauglin
Bula May daughter of Joseph Johnson
Albert Lea son of Mrs. Wm. Archer
George E. son of Mrs. Angell
Mrs. E. L. Prudent
By profession of Faith
Profession of Faith
Baptized as children:
John Gordon, son of Mr.and Mrs. John Gordon
Frank Clay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robinson
Clara daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Swindlehurst
Emma daughter of same (April 30, 1899)
Martha daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Frank Robinson
Edna May same
Issac Charles son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ervin
Mason B. sam
Myrtle Bell, same
Mr. William Thompson
Mrs. William Thompson
Baptized sons of Mr. and Mrs. James Cluley
George Henry and Davide Harrison
Son and daughter of Mrs. John Houghton
Nina daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thompson
William H. McKay
Elizabeth Ada McKay
Laura may Campbell
Joseph R. Collie
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