Tales of the 1700s and 1800s


Verbal accounts of ‘happenings’ in and around Wenrich’s Church were passed down through the years until, sometime in the early 1920s, they were written down.  Nevin Moyer, local educator and historian and an active member of the church, was the recorder of many of the following tales.  The tales that were recorded by Nevin Moyer are provided here in his own words.  Other tales were found in church records and transcribed from them.

 Panthers in the area

The woman in the well

How to light a pipe

The misfortune of one minister

Sunday boots – Muddy boots

A flying machine

How the bell was raised

Shooting off the New Year

Distilling alcohol







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