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See Branches of Plymouth Brethren to explain abbreviation types (although in short: OB (& TW-P) are Halls & Chapels within the "open brethren" (although GH's (generally) maintain a separate network from the Chapels). EB/TW/TW-N are "Careful" Brethren (similar to OB Halls), and BC are (generally) independent community churches with early or indirect PB influence, and will (usually) not consider themselves "Brethren").  AA/CA refers to assemblies of African or Caribbean origin, or predominant demographic, although all ethnicities are overly welcome in any assemblies.

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Eastcentral OH

Belmont County (Wheeling, OH/WV metro)

St. Clairsville

Pittsburgh/Newcastle/Wheaton, OH/PA/WV CSA

Jefferson County (Weirton/Steubenville OH/WV metro)

Adena

Steubenville

  • Steubenville Gospel Hall, OH (OB) +1904-1927+
    • @ W. Adams & Park St. +1927+
    • c/o Andrew Cousley @ 1309 Euclid Ave. +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 38 in fellowship, all above 20 years of age (20 men, 18 women) including 4 S.S. teachers presiding over 40 children (for a total of 78). The Hall was valued at $15,000 with no debt (with $100 in annual expenses), and $1,200 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Toronto

  • Toronto Gospel Hall, OH (OB) +1904-1927+
    • @ 7th & Clark +1927+
    • c/o William Firm, Sr. @ 703 Clark St. +1927+ (b. 1861 Hickory Twp., Mercer, PA - d. ), coal miner in 1930. Son of Alexander Firm (b. 1826 Cockpen, Midlothian, Scot. - d. 1901 Hickory, PA) & Jessie Hynd Firm (b. 1826 Cockpen, Midlothian, Scot. - d. 1909 Hickory, Mercer, PA). Alexander was a coal miner in PA as early as 1860, as well as in Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland in 1851.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 36 in fellowship (11 men, 25 women) including 1 under 13 years old, and 4 S.S. teachers presiding over 80 children (for a total of 116). The Hall was valued at $5,000 with no debt in 1926.

Youngstown/Warren, OH/PA CSA

Columbiana County

Leetonia

Lisbon

Washingtonville

Mahoning County

Youngstown

  • Youngstown Gospel Hall, OH (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 863 W. Woodland Ave.
    • c/o Cleaver J. Martin @ 2217 Birch St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 29 in fellowship (13 men, 16 women) with no S.S. The Hall was a rented facility (with $277 in annual expenses), and $585 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Northcentral OH

Mansfield/Ashland/Bucyrus CSA

Ashland County

Ashland

Sullivan

Richland County (Mansfield metro)

Mansfield

Shelby

Northeastern OH

Cleveland/Akron/Canton CSA

Akron metro

Summit County

Akron
  • Akron Gospel Hall, OH (OB) +1904-1927+
    • @ 303 Mills Ave. +1904+; 397 Locust St. +1927+
    • c/o W.W. Becker @ 383 Kathryn Pl., Akron & 681 19th St., Cuyahoga Falls +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 60 in fellowship (30 men, 30 women) including 5 S.S. teachers presiding over 45 children (for a total of 105). The Hall was valued at $6,000 with no debt (and with $644 in annual expenses), and $1,395 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.
Cuyahoga Falls

Ashtabula County

Geneva

Cleveland/Elyria metro

Cuyahoga County

Chagrin Falls
Cleveland
  • Addison Road Gospel Hall, OH (OB) 1893-1927+
    • @ 1477 Addison Rd. +1904-1927+;
    • c/o A.G. Lawrence @ 10510 Superior Ave. +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 205 in fellowship (90 men, 115 women) including 20 S.S. teachers presiding over 240 children (for a total of 445). The Hall was valued at $16,000 with no debt (and with $2,239 in annual expenses), and $3,311 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.
  • Cleveland Meeting Room, OH (EB) +1878-1909; (TW) 1909-1966+; (TW-N) +1999-2010+
    • c/o Thomas A. Wesgate @ 294 Pearl St. (west side) +1880+
  • West Side Gospel Hall, Cleveland, OH (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 2017 W. 85th St.
    • c/o Thomas Fulton @ 14946 W. Adams St., Lakewood
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 62 in fellowship (22 men, 40 women) including 4 S.S. teachers presiding over 35 children and 10 adults for a Bible class (for a total of 107). The Hall was valued at $7,500 with no debt (with $515 in annual expenses), and $1,032 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.
Collamer

Geauga County

Bainbridge
Fullertown

Lorain County

Elyria
Kipton
Wellington

Huron County

New London

Tuscarawas County

Mineral Point

Northwest OH

Putnam County

Leipsic

Toledo/Findlay/Tiffin CSA

Hancock County

Findlay

Toledo metro

Lucas County

Toledo

Williams County

Stryker

Southcentral OH

Charleston/Huntington/Ashland, OH/WV/KY CSA

Scioto County

Portsmouth

Highland County

Mowrystown

Jackson County

Jackson

Southeastern OH

Columbus/Marion/Zanesville CSA

Columbus metro

Franklin County

Columbus

Perry County

Hemlock

Southwestern OH

Cincinatti/Wilmington/Maysville, OH/KY/IN CSA

Cincinatti, OH/KY/IN metro

Clermont County

New Richmond

Hamilton County

Cincinatti

Dayton/Springfield/Kettering CSA

Clark County (Springfield metro)

Sugar Grove

  • Sugar Grove Hill Meeting House, OH (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ R.D. No. 1, National Road West, S.C. & E. Traction, Masonic Home Stop
      • may have met at the Ohio Masonic Home
    • c/o Earl Leonard Kreider (b. 1889 Springfield, Clark, OH - d. 1974 Boca Raton, FL)
      • lived @ 1500 Broadway, Springfield +1927+
      • son of Onesimus Long Kreider (b. 1848 Lebanon, PA - d. 1918 Springfield, OH) & Alice Elizabeth Hackman Kreider (b. 1851 Dauphin County, PA - d. 1924 Dayton, OH)
        • Alice was the daughter of Henry Hackman (b. 1825 PA), a United Brethren pastor in North Annville, Lebanon, PA in 1860.
      • Two of Earl's sisters (Mary & Fanny) married Detweilers. Significant due to sharing the same last name as Howard "Welcome" Detweiler (1908-1992). Although in the 1840's, their ancestors were raised in Lebanon County, PA, whereas Welcome's ancestors were centered in Bucks County, PA from that era forward. Welcome Detweiler was well known among the OB for his gospel preaching at the Durham Gospel Center, NC in the 1940's, commended from Grace Gospel Chapel, Plumsteadville, PA.
      • Earl worked as a tinner (machinist) in an electric plant.
      • wife: Rose Ophelia Durff Kreider (b. 1889 PA - d. 1980 Boca Raton, FL)
      • @ Bibletown Community Church, Boca Raton, FL later in life;
      • Children all born in Springfield, OH:
        • Paul Caleb Kreider (1912-1994)
        • John Farrell Kreider (b. 1915, lived Elmhurst, Queens, NYC, N.Y., d. 2004 Fort Myers, FL
        • Edith May Kreider Myers (b. 1914 - d. 1958 Hancock, OH)
        • Ruth Mildred Kreider (1919-1922)
        • Lois Elizabeth Kreider Shoaf (b. 1924, lived Boca Raton, FL)
        • Rhoda Irma Kreider (b. 1926)
        • Mrs. Svend Christensen, husband founder of Emmanuel Bible Camp @ Prince Edward Island
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 8 in fellowship (3 men, 5 women) including 1 S.S. teacher presiding over 7 children (for a total of 15). The Hall had $96 in annual expenses, and $300 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Dayton metro

Greene County

Fairborn
Xenia

Miami County

Piqua

Montgomery County

Dayton

Preble County

Fairhaven