A Postcard from the past – St. Johns Episcopal Church

Today, I would like to share a picture of a postcard that I just obtained via eBay. It is of the local Episcopal church in Otter Lake, Michigan. My recent post, Wordless Wednesday – The Baptism twins!, showed my father and late uncle being held by their grandfather, William E. McCormack, and at present, an unknown woman. Their baptism took place at St. Johns. Even though I have been to Otter Lake a few times, I haven’t been able to confirm this story. The story is that William E. McCormack has his name on a window in St. Johns.

St. Johns in Otter Lake, Michigan

St. Johns in Otter Lake, Michigan [1]

One thing that I would like to know is when St. Johns was built. Since portions of my dad’s family have been in Otter Lake since the 1870s, quite a few of them could have been baptized, christened, married and had burial services conducted there. That is something that I will have to research, the build date of St. Johns.

Thank you for stopping by!

Footnote;

1. postcard showing St. Johns Church in Otter Lake, Michigan, , ca. unk., privately held by Jeff Ford, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lebanon, Tennessee, 2013

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One thought on “A Postcard from the past – St. Johns Episcopal Church

  1. I did some research on the Internet and I used Google Books after reading about it again and remembering that I used it before. I found that St. Johns was built in 1885 and organized in 1883. This bit of information was from “Journal of the Proceedings of the Annual Convention, Issues 50-51” published by the By Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan in 1884. (http://preview.tinyurl.com/m32norb)

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