Stier, Rev. Frederick

Male 1784 - 1851  (67 years)


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  • Name Stier, Frederick  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Prefix Rev. 
    Alt. Birth Abt 1773  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Birth 1783  [6
    Born 17 May 1784  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Steir, Styers, Styer, Stire 
    Alt. Birth 1793  [8
    • death 10/15/1851
    Ministry 20 Feb 1802  [9
    • Recommended For The M. E. Ministry By Quarterly Confernce Of The Montgomery Circuit At Clarksburg; Was Received To The Ministry.
    Ministry Apr 1805  Winchester, Frederick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Attended Baltimore Conference Meeting And Received $10.48
    Ministry 1806  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Attended Conference Meeting And Received $46.17.
    Ministry Mar 1807  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Attended Conference Meeting And Received $46.17.
    Ministry 1808  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    • Pittsburgh, PA Circuit, Methodist Episcopal Church
    Ministry Mar 1808  Georgetown, District Of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Attended Conference Meeting
    Ministry 1809  Red River, Davidson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Red River Circuit, Methodist Church, The first settlement at Adams, Tennessee was in 1780, when William and Martha Johnston and their family settled there on Red River, near Elk Fork Creek. The settlers in what would later become Adams took part in the famous revival along Red River in 1800. This revival was at first known as the Red River Revival. A couple of years later, having spread over most of the South, it became know as "The Great Revival." Some of the outdoor meetings, known as 'campmeetings,' had between 5,000 and 10,000 in attendance. This at a time when the area was still on the frontier, and population was still quite sparse. One of the regular camp meeting sites was Johnston's Campground, at Adams, on Sturgeon Creek. In the 1800's, this site was often referred to as the place "where all that speaking in tongues went on."
    Ministry Mar 1813 
    • Attended Baltimore Conference Meeting
    Ministry 1815  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Baltimore City Station Methodist Episcopal
    Performed Marriage 4 Dec 1815  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Henry Towson and Priscilla Crane wed by Rev. Styre
    Ministry 1816  Montgomery Co. Circuit, St. James, Clarksburg Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business 3 May 1817  New Market, Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Abstracts of Frederick Co 1816-1819 by F. Edward Wright
      3 May 1817
      Waggons and ploughs for sale. The subscribers have opened a black-smith shop in addition to their wheel-wright shop, nearly opposite Henry Smith's blacksmith shop. Henry Stier, John Stier, Frederick Stier, New Market.
    Ministry 1819 
    • Frederick Circuit
    Census 1820  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Stire, Frederick MD Frederick Co. 077 1820
    Ministry 1820  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Baltimore City Station Methodist Episcopal
    Ministry Between 1821 and 1822  Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Severn Circuit
    Performed Marriage 12 Dec 1822  Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Lemuel Beck and Miss Susanna Hall, both of Prince George's Co., MD
    Ministry Between 1823 and 1824  Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • West River Circuit: Centenary, Shadyside And Calvert
    LEG Mar 1823  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Chancery Court, 467-474 - HULL, HALL, SHIPLEY, PITTS, MACKELFRESH, SLAVES, STIERS - Mar 1823
      Thomas C. SHIPLEY and wife Ann, Elizabeth PITTS, John STIERS,
      Henry STIERS and Frederick STIERS vs HULLs
      Nicholas HULL/HALL wrote will 9 May 1820, filed 23 Jan 1821
      -d/ Ann w/o Thomas C. SHIPLEY - and her son
      .....Nicholas Hall SHIPLEY

      -d/ Elizabeth w/o John PITTS - and her son
      .....Nicholas Hull PITTS
      -s/ son HALL, dec'd - his children -
      .....John Henry HALL
      .....Nicholas HALL

      .....Elizabeth Jane HALL


      -bro/ John L. HALL
      Upon sales of property, to be divided three ways: 1/3 for each
      daughter and 1/3 for the gransons of deceased son.
      Manumit and set free slaves -
      - PHILIP and PETER, immediately upon Hull's death with provision
      - NACE and AELSEY, his wife - 1 Dec 1827
      - NED and PHOEBE, his wife - 1 Dec 1829
      - TOM and JANE, his wife - 1 Dec 1828
      - HENRY - 1 Dec 1826 or 1836
      - REZIN - 1 Dec 1842?
      - MARY - 1 Dec 1838
      - SOLOMON - 1 Dec 1846
      - HARRIET - 1 Dec 1843
      - SAMUEL - 1 Dec 1848
      - ISAAC - 1 Dec 1850
      - CHARLES - 1 Dec 1847
      - NELSON - 1 Dec 1850
      children born of female slaves to be freed at age 31 for males,
      and 25 for females.
      Guardians of his two grandsons of his deceased son were Doctor Belt
      BRASHEAR, Charles MACKELFRESH and Thomas C. SHIPLEY. Executors
      were John and Elizabeth PITTS and Thomas C. and Ann SHIPLEY.
      Witnesses were Belt BRASHEAR, Henry STIER, Gerard COWMAN and
      John PANCOAST.
      Land consisted of two lots in New Market, Lot 47 and back Lot 114,
      adjoining, on the south side of Main Street and adjoining the east
      side of Federal Street. In 1816, Hull conveyed it to John STIERS
      . In 1818, John transfered his interest to Henry STIER
      and Frederick STIER.
    LEG 24 Feb 1824 
    • Maryland Chancery Court 10934: Frederick Stier And Elizabeth Stier Vs. Adelia Hammond And Charles Suethen Hammond
    Inherited 25 Jan 1826  [15
    • Portion Of Estate Of Vachel Hammond As Widower Of Elizabeth Hammond
    Ministry 1829  Hyattstown, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hyattstown Methodist Protestant
    Ministry 1829  Uniontown, Carroll Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Methodist Assoc Meth, Uniontown, 1829
    Census 1830  Creagerstown, Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MD Frederick Co. #11 District 167
    Ministry 1830  Carroll Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pipe Creek Circuit: Uniontown, Westminster, Johnsville
    LEG 24 Feb 1831  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Frederick Co, MD - Equity Court Abstracts - JS-9, 513-518 - STIER - Jan 1820
      Frederick STIER vs Jacob STIER Jr. - Title
      Jacob STIER Jr., who moved to Ohio, sold his undivided
      share
      of real estate of his father, Jacob STIER, dec'd
      to his brother Frederick but never conveyed a deed.
      In 1816,
      Jacob STIER Jr. lived in Montgomery Co, Maryland.
      Cornelious STIER conveyed a deed in 1819 to Frederick
      for his
      undivided share but the deed was not recorded in the
      alloted
      time. Cornelius has since moved out of state. Title
      granted
      on 24 Feb 1831.
    LEG Mar 1831  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Frederick Co, MD - Equity Court Abstracts - JS-9, 510-513 - STIER - Jan 1820
      Frederick STIER vs Daniel STIER and Henry STIER -
      Title
      Frederick STIER and Daniel STIER owned undivided
      portions
      of real estate of their father, Jacob STIER, dec'd.
      Daniel
      appointed Henry STIER as his power of attorney to sell
      his
      half to Frederick; but neither Daniel nor Henry have
      conveyed
      the deed. Daniel STIER had been in Rockingham Co,
      North
      Carolina since at least Jun 1817. Title was granted
      in
      Mar 1831.
    Ministry 1833  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • East Baltimore
    DIR 1835  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Stier Rev. Frederick, dw Pratt street e of High, Matchett's Baltimore Director for 1835
      Archives of Maryland, Volume 493, Page 265
    Performed Marriage 17 Jun 1838  Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Joseph Fulgate and Susan B. McGilton all of this city
    Performed Marriage 2 Oct 1838  Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • Edward Towers and Emily H. Lauck of Winchester VA were married in this city
    Census 1840  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MD Baltimore Co. 1St District 024
    Ministry 1840  Williamsport, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Williamsport Circuit: Rehoboth, Williamsport
    Newspaper 7 Jan 1842  Westminster, Carroll Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Westminster Carrolltonian: List of letters remaining in Westminster post office Jan 1 1842: Frederick Stier
    DIR 1847-1848  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Stier Rev. Frederick, Stirling's lane, Archives of Maryland, vol. 525
      Matchett's Baltimore Directory, Page 318
    Alt. Death 1851  [6
    Cause of Death 1851  [19
    • Stroke
    Buried 1851  Fremont, Sandusky Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • Bowlus Family Cemetery
    Died 15 Oct 1851  Fremont, Sandusky Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • stroke
    Funeral 1 Nov 1851  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Memorial Service, REV. FREDERICK STIER
      Born in Frederick Co., Md., on May 17th, 1783:
      Died in Ohio, October 17th, 1851.
      Aged 67 years and 5 months.
      A memorial service was held in the Alsquith Street Methodist Protestant Church, in
      Baltimore, on Sabbath morning, November 1, 1851, when Dr. John S. Reese, delivered an
      eloquent funeral sermon from Rev. 14:13, commemorative of the Christian life and labors of this
      venerated man of God. Dr. Francis Waters, followed with a supplementary address, delineating
      the many virtues and excellencies of character, of his life long compeer and friend -- Rev.
      Frederick Stier "He rests from his labors and his works do follow him."
    Alt. Death 1856 
    Ministry New Market, Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • New Market Methodist Episcopal Church
    Probate 2 Dec 1856  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Second Administration Account

      executors William H.J. Stier, Joseph Wood, Adolphus Marriott
    LEG 2 Mar 1858  Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Proceedings and Documents of the House, 1858, Volume 665, Page 1102
      STIER, FREDERICK-A bill reported, for the benefit of the heirs of, 65; bill passed, 68; passed by the Senate, 681.
    Occupation Methodist Episcopal Minister 
    Related to my family
    _UID BBCE1DB287B44CC98F7CC7D50BB204F8086C 
    Person ID I538  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 

    Father Stier, Jacob Sr.,   b. 28 Feb 1745,   d. Jan 1815  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Mullerin, Margaret Barbara,   b. Bef 1755,   d. Aft Aug 1820  (Age > 66 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1771  Frederick, Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Evangelical Reformed Church
    Performed by 5 Jun 1771  Frederick, Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • Pastor Henopp, Pastor Of Evangelical Reformed Church From 1768 Until 1784
    _UID DD528F83A69E4F54B0F402707BE4FA922939 
    Histories
    Stier, Barbour and Related Families
    Stier, Barbour and Related Families
    Albums
    New Market, Maryland
    New Market, Maryland (33)
    New Market traces its history back to the early horse and buggy days of the late 18th century. Founded in 1793 by Nicholas Hall and William Plummer: New Market's location along the historic National Pike, made it a convenient stop for travelers in need of food, lodging, and services. The high-wheeled, six horse, Conestoga wagons were frequent visitors on their way to the Ohio Country and beyond.

    The eight hotels and taverns lining Main Street provided travelers with a night's lodging for a Quarter and a glass of whiskey for a Nickel. Beyond the hotels were barns and pens for resting livestock being herded to Baltimore markets. Wheelwrights, blacksmith shops, a tannery as well as, button and shoe factories and wrought iron nail shop met the needs of travelers and the farming community.
    Jacob Stier's Property at Sugar Loaf Mountain: Littleworth
    Jacob Stier's Property at Sugar Loaf Mountain: Littleworth (60)
    a collection of documents, photos, news articles pertaining to the Stier land on the border of Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland, at Sugar Loaf Mountain. The 1798 tax assessment for Frederick County shows Jacob Stier owning acreage in a tract known as Littleworth in Sugar Loaf and Linganore Hundred.

    Based on information contained in the Tracey land record collection at the Carroll County Historical Society in Westminster, Littleworth was very near Sugarloaf Mountain in southern Frederick County, very close to the Montgomery County line. The original patentees for Littleworth are listed as:

    Dec 3 1767 Littleworth 25 acres Balser Gachs, Liber BC&GS#40, folio 131

    Nov 20 1769 Anthony Hunter, Patent 25, Liber BC&GS#36, folio 135

    Sept 14 1771 Resurvey on Littleworth 374 acres, Zachariah White and Daniel Hunter, Certificate 374, Liber BC&GS#46, Folio 302.

    Jan 24 1774 Resurvey on Littleworth, Geo. Silver, Patent 374, Liber BC&GS#46, folio 302.

    Location of Littleworth is described as S.S. of a small branch, a draft of Rocky Branch.

    George Silver conveyed parts of the Littleworth tract to Jacob Stier and to Francis Deakins in November 1774.
    Family ID F277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hammond, Elizabeth,   d. 20 Mar 1825 
    Married 17 May 1820  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    Alt. Marriage 17 May 1820  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID C3191619EDC04D43B082DF9E1DB121E8CEE8 
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2005 
    Family ID F187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Spencer, Eleanor 
    Alt. Marriage 29 Dec 1829  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marriage Notice 6 Jan 1830  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    • Baltimore American
    Married 28 Dec 1830  [21
    _UID 08263762E0834CBCA138753347A8D80A8486 
    Last Modified 16 May 2007 
    Family ID F1706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Stier Rev Frederick Meth Hist Soc.pdf
    Stier Rev Frederick Meth Hist Soc.pdf
    Stier Frederick vs. Daniel and Henry Chancery 1820
    Stier Frederick vs. Daniel and Henry Chancery 1820

    Headstones
    Stier Frederick Headstone 2
    Stier Frederick Headstone 2
    Stier Frederick Headstone
    Stier Frederick Headstone

    Land Records
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    Frederick Co, MD - Equity Court Abstracts - JS-9, 510-513 - STIER - Jan 1820
    Frederick STIER vs Daniel STIER and Henry STIER -Title
    Frederick STIER and Daniel STIER owned undivided portions of real estate of their father, Jacob STIER, dec'd.
    Daniel appointed Henry STIER as his power of attorney to sell his half to Frederick; but neither Daniel…
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    Frederick Co, MD - Equity Court Abstracts - JS-9, 510-513 - STIER - Jan 1820
    Frederick STIER vs Daniel STIER and Henry STIER -Title
    Frederick STIER and Daniel STIER owned undivided portions of real estate of their father, Jacob STIER, dec'd.
    Daniel appointed Henry STIER as his power of attorney to sell his half to Frederick; but neither Daniel…
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    Frederick Co, MD - Equity Court Abstracts - JS-9, 510-513 - STIER - Jan 1820
    Frederick STIER vs Daniel STIER and Henry STIER -Title
    Frederick STIER and Daniel STIER owned undivided portions of real estate of their father, Jacob STIER, dec'd.
    Daniel appointed Henry STIER as his power of attorney to sell his half to Frederick; but neither Daniel…
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    Frederick Co, MD - Equity Court Abstracts - JS-9, 510-513 - STIER - Jan 1820
    Frederick STIER vs Daniel STIER and Henry STIER -Title
    Frederick STIER and Daniel STIER owned undivided portions of real estate of their father, Jacob STIER, dec'd.
    Daniel appointed Henry STIER as his power of attorney to sell his half to Frederick; but neither Daniel…
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    Frederick Co, MD - Equity Court Abstracts - JS-9, 513-518 - STIER - Jan 1820
    Frederick STIER vs Jacob STIER Jr. - Title
    Jacob STIER Jr., who moved to Ohio, sold his undivided share of real estate of his father, Jacob STIER, dec'd (by his will) to his brother Frederick but never conveyed a deed. In 1816, Jacob STIER Jr. lived in Montgomery Co,…
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    Frederick Co, MD - Equity Court Abstracts - JS-9, 513-518 - STIER - Jan 1820
    Frederick STIER vs Jacob STIER Jr. - Title
    Jacob STIER Jr., who moved to Ohio, sold his undivided share of real estate of his father, Jacob STIER, dec'd (by his will) to his brother Frederick but never conveyed a deed. In 1816, Jacob STIER Jr. lived in Montgomery Co,…
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    Frederick Co, MD - Equity Court Abstracts - JS-9, 513-518 - STIER - Jan 1820
    Frederick STIER vs Jacob STIER Jr. - Title
    Jacob STIER Jr., who moved to Ohio, sold his undivided share of real estate of his father, Jacob STIER, dec'd (by his will) to his brother Frederick but never conveyed a deed. In 1816, Jacob STIER Jr. lived in Montgomery Co,…
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    Frederick Co, MD - Equity Court Abstracts - JS-9, 513-518 - STIER - Jan 1820
    Frederick STIER vs Jacob STIER Jr. - Title
    Jacob STIER Jr., who moved to Ohio, sold his undivided share of real estate of his father, Jacob STIER, dec'd (by his will) to his brother Frederick but never conveyed a deed. In 1816, Jacob STIER Jr. lived in Montgomery Co,…
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    Frederick Co, MD - Equity Court Abstracts - JS-9, 513-518 - STIER - Jan 1820
    Frederick STIER vs Jacob STIER Jr. - Title
    Jacob STIER Jr., who moved to Ohio, sold his undivided share of real estate of his father, Jacob STIER, dec'd (by his will) to his brother Frederick but never conveyed a deed. In 1816, Jacob STIER Jr. lived in Montgomery Co,…

    News
    Stier Frederick Obituary
    Stier Frederick Obituary
    balt sun oct 29 1851
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  • Notes 
    • From Abstracts of Frederick Co 1816-1819 by F. Edward Wright
      3 May 1817
      Waggons and ploughs for sale. The subscribers have opened a black-smith shop in addition to their wheel-wright shop, nearly opposite Henry Smith's blacksmith shop. Henry Stier, John Stier, Frederick Stier, New Market.

      from The Genealogy of the Glassell family at http://www.genealogylibrary.com
      COLONEL SAMUEL HEATH PEYTON , of "Pleasant Retreat," Stafford county, Va., b. cir. 1770; d. of paralysis --, 1832; m. by Rev. Frederick Stier, May 4, 1793, ANN SAMUEL, b. --, d. --, 1842, of Stafford county, Va., near Aquia Church, on Aquia Run; --, JONES, sister of Stanfield Jones , and daughter of Gabriel Jones of Kentucky.
      Hon. William J. Jones writes me thus: "My father was Stanfield Jones, whose eldest sister m. Col. Peyton of Stafford, Va., who were the parents of Yelverton, William and Henry Peyton, who all studied law, but soon joined the ministry of the M. E. Church, and achieved high repute, especially Yelverton. Col. Samuel H. Peyton was a Churchman, but the Methodist clergyman who married him was a warm personal friend, and thus the sons became Methodists. Mr. Stier's name was preserved in the family."


      CHANCERY COURT
      1824/02/24
      10934: Frederick Stier and Elizabeth Stier vs.
      Adelia Hammond and Charles Suethen Hammond. FR.
      Estate of Charles Hammond - Hammonds Request, Addisons Choice, Radage, Whites Addition, Nightsmiths Folly, Hawkins Range, Hawkins Choice, Hawkins Addition.
      Accession No: 17,898-10934-1/2. MSA S512-10777 1/39/3/

      from List of Qualified Voters of the 4th District, Howard Co. Maryland, April, 1867:
      Stier, Frederick
      Stier, John A.
      Stier, James R.

      SKETCHES OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE METHODIST PROTESTANT CHURCH, AND ITS BIBLIOGRAPHY
      By T. H. Colhouer,
      Author of "Non-Episcopal Methodism."
      With an introduction by Rev. J. T. Ward
      President of Western Maryland College
      Pittsburgh
      Methodist Protestant Book Concern
      No. 132 Fifth Avenue
      1880
      19
      FREDERICK STIER
      1783-1851.
      "Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord." -- Jer. 1:8.
      The gospel minister is a religious sentinel, and his great business is to "preach the Word,"
      watch for souls and give warning of approaching danger. "So thou, O Son of man I have set thee a
      watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore, thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them
      for me." Says Gurnall: "A minister without boldness, is like a smooth file, a knife without an edge,
      a sentinel that is afraid to fire off his gun. If men will be bold to sin, ministers must be bold to
      reprove them." And such was the character of the Rev. Frederick Stier, the subject of this brief
      sketch. He was as bold as Elijah, and as fearless as John the Baptist, in the denunciation of sin.
      He was born in Frederick County, Md. on the 17th of May, 1783. He was converted and
      joined the M. E. Church in the days of his youth. His consistent life and talents, giving much
      promise of future usefulness, he was soon licensed to preach, when so great was his zeal and
      success in proclaiming the gospel, that he was received into the Baltimore Conference of the M. E. Church, as an itinerant, in 1802, in the nineteenth year of his age. He continued in the traveling connection of the M. E. Church, from 1802 until 1825, a period of twenty-three years, during three
      of which, he filled the office of Presiding Elder.
      Accepting the New Testament, as the only charter of the Christian Church, he believed with
      Luther, that Christ is the only Head, and General Superintendent of the Church. .
      With the logical McCaine and Kesley, he rejected discriminating Episcopacy, and believed in the
      Equality of the Christian ministry, in order and authority, : the Brotherhood of the race,
      and the consequent mutual rights of the ministry and laity, in the free Church of Christ. He also
      believed that the principles of rectitude were immutable and eternal: the same in every age,
      condition and relation of life. Hence, he argued, if representation and the right of private judgment
      are inalienable in the State, they must be equally so in the Church. If suffrage was right for sinners,
      it could not be wrong for saints. If; "all just governments derive their authority from the consent of
      the governed;" then the laity in the Church possess this inalienable right of representation, or else
      Caesar is more equitable than Christ, and the State more just and liberal, than the Church, "the light
      of the world."
      Entertaining these American and Scriptural sentiments, he united with his expelled
      brethren, and like Paul, laid his all upon the altar of the young Church of the persecuted, and
      cheerfully shared her toils and joys, until the close of his useful life. He united with the Maryland
      Conference of the "Associated Methodist Churches," in 1829, when Rev. Nicholas Snethen was
      President, and there were only twelve ministers in the Conference, and was appointed pastor of St.
      John's church, in Baltimore, the same year.
      AS A PREACHER
      He was a man of accurate judgment, of good common sense, which is so important to the
      success of a minister, and of strong native intellect. As his educational advantages were very poor
      in his youth, his literary attainments were comparatively limited. But applying himself closely like
      Timothy, to the study of the Word, by calling into requisition such aid as commentaries and other
      works afforded, he soon obtained a considerable degree of the knowledge of theology and like
      Apollos, "became mighty in the Scriptures." His style was similar to that of the Methodist
      preachers of his day. Bold in statement, practical and earnest in the illustration of saving truth, and
      warm and conclusive in argument. He carried no varnish or literary polish, paid but little attention
      to rhetoric or the classical character of his sentences. He shot barbed arrows, dipped in the blood
      of the Lamb, from the gospel bow; and was indifferent to great accuracy in language, providing he
      could break sinful hearts, and thereby bring them to Christ.
      At a camp meeting in Maryland, while preaching on the Sabbath afternoon, to a large and
      attentive audience a shower of rain suddenly came down upon the people, when the congregation,
      of course, broke from their seats in pursuit of shelter. The venerable preacher, beholding his
      hearers leaving him so abruptly, cried out in a stentorian voice and said: "if you unconverted
      persons do not repent of your sins, there will be a worse stew than this, "when God shall rain
      snares, fire and brimstone and an horrible tempest upon the wicked." Having delivered this
      comforting benediction to his running hearers, he retired to the preachers' tent for rest. He was as
      plain with professing Christians, as with sinners, and according to the direction of the apostle,
      "rebuked them sharply, that they might be sound in the faith." In holding an extra meeting at a
      certain church, after preaching a warm gospel sermon, he invited the brethren to come forward to
      the altar, to lead in the exercise of singing and prayer. But, as the tide of spirituality was very low,
      not a brother came to the front. On the next evening, after the delivery of another earnest sermon, he
      invited penitents to come to the altar when two persons presented themselves for the prayers of the
      church. This unexpected result started the church from its slumbering state of apathy, and several of
      the brethren came up towards the altar, when the preacher met them in the aisle, and holding up his
      hands by way of warning he cried out: "go back brethren, go back -- go back to your seats; there is
      holy fire here at this altar, and you will get burned if you come up here." The reproof was so bold
      and so unexpected, that it came like a thunderbolt from a cloudless sky. Its influence was electrical
      upon the membership, and aroused them from their state of luke-warmness, to one of zeal and
      activity for God.
      AS A CHRISTIAN
      He possessed the confidence of the Church and the world. Though positive in his
      convictions, curt in style and blunt in his manner of expression; yet he possessed a warm Christian
      heart, which beat with generous impulses of love and zeal for the cause of Christ and the brethren.
      He was a man of strong faith and unwavering confidence in God. And though but a man, and
      liable, like Elijah and others, to be mistaken in judgment and consequent action, yet it is believed
      by those who knew him best, that he was always actuated by the purest of motives and sincerity of
      purpose, and that even, "his failings leaned to virtue's side."
      Like his Divine Master, his love and zeal for the salvation of sinners, was as broad as the
      race. Hence, he was enthusiastic in the cause of Missions, and at the time of his death, in 1851, in
      the 68th year of his age, was employed as General Traveling Agent of the Foreign Missionary
      Board of the Methodist Protestant Church, to whose interest his whole soul was most ardently
      devoted. His last Sabbath on earth was spent in preaching two missionary sermons, and taking
      contributions for this good cause. Thus, like the sainted Martyn, and Drummond, he fell at his post,
      with his armor on, and went directly up from labor to reward.
      THE END OF LIFE'S JOURNEY
      At the solicitation of friends living in Ohio, he visited that State in October, 1851, and
      while there at Freemont, was suddenly stricken down by paralysis and on the 17th of October,
      1851, he calmly and willingly laid down the cross and went up to receive the crown of life, and
      "be forever with the Lord." The following description of this venerable man's departure is given
      by Rev. A. Abbott, who says:
      "He came to my house on Wednesday, the 15th inst., at about 3 o'clock, P. M., in good
      health and spirits, somewhat fatigued with his journey, but yet appeared cheerful and conversed freely. Stopping over night he arose in the morning in good health, ate his breakfast with good appetite, and spoke of enjoying unusual good health, and how well he had endured the last part of his journey. When the family gathered for morning worship, he read and prayed with great fervency, and as he made mention of the heathen nations, and the "men and women that were holding up the light of life to them," his soul seemed to kindle into an ecstasy, and he was wrapped into an ardor that held him to the throne of grace, and the condition of those destitute of the gospel for some moments, and with great earnestness.
      After breakfast he started for brother Remsberg's, about a quarter of a mile distant, where I
      promised to spend a part of the afternoon with him. After an absence of half an hour, a little boy
      came running and said, "that man wanted me to come over there, for he could hardly speak." I
      hastened to him without delay, and as I sat clown by him, I saw his
      countenance had changed, his left eye and cheek were drawn down, and I said, "Father Stier, you are unwell;" he nodded an answer, and handed me the following note which he had just written.
      "Br. Abbott, I left your house in as good health as usual. When one third of the way, I found
      that I could not use my tongue as usual; I cannot articulate; I have no pain of body; my mind is at peace; my soul cleaves to my Savior.
      "October 16, 1851."
      F. Stier"
      His funeral sermon was preached by Rev. A. Abbott, from II Timothy 4:6-8. After which,
      his remains were laid down to rest in the Bowlus family graveyard in Sandusky County, Ohio; a
      quiet, retired and well enclosed private cemetery. A fine marble monument, erected by the
      contribution of his friends in the Maryland Conference, marks the resting place of the remains of this man of God, and has inscribed upon it:

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