|Birth: ||Nov. 28, 1854|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1902|
Note: I believe the tombstone birthdate is incorrect. He is consistently shown as being born in 1854/1855 in Census and other records.
Tombstone is listed as "Elder Reeder"
Wolf Creek Church, at the west edge of Eldorado, was organized in June or July 1830. In June 1830, Bethel's Creek Church dismissed twelve members for the purpose of constituting a new church, viz., William Sutton, Rhoda Sutton, Nancy Choisser, Elijah Jones, Mariana Jones, Moses Fowler, Elizabeth Fowler, Marvel Brown, Polly Brown, Coleman B. Bramlet, William Johnson, and Sarah Hall.
Records are not clear as to how many different buildings the church used in its early history, but at least one log building was erected prior to 1847. In August 1846, Jonathan Brown conveyed a deed to the Wolf Creek Church. This site is probably the highest hill at Wolf Creek, where the oldest part of the Wolf Creek Cemetery is located. The present meeting house was built in about 1900, with dimensions of 60 by 40 feet. Early meetings were probably held in the Brown Block House, on the old pioneer Kaskaskia Trail.
A partial list of ministers who have served as pastor is as follows: Elders Wilson Henderson, C. H. Clay (1848), Achilles Coffey (1848), Moses Pearce (1849), Jeremiah Lewis (1849), John Pearce (1849), D. C. Clay (1849), E. R. Moore (1851), Jacob Braden (1851), Joseph Tate (1855), Thomas Spain (1859), Joseph Barnes (1859), Joel Hume (1864), John Gibson (1869), Thomas Reeder (1873), Lemuel Potter (1878), W. P. Hancock (1879), Simon Reeder (1886), John Reeder (1891), H. A. Todd (1898), H. J. Gwaltney (1903), C. F. Stuckey (1904), W. C. Kane (1911), T. Leo Dodd (1919), Lawrence Mundy (1972), Otto Byers (1975), and presently, John Odell.
Joshua Reeder (1818 - 1899)
Mary Gwaltney Reeder (1821 - 1885)
Elizabeth Ann Johann Reeder (1859 - 1923)*
Rachel Alice Bourland Reeder (1856 - ____)*
Otto "Ottie" Reeder (1883 - 1962)*
Melvin Cecil Reeder (1893 - 1953)*
Walter Reeder (1898 - 1957)*
Wolf Creek Cemetery
Created by: Linda Roberts
Record added: Oct 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43237825