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Exploring the old Bethel Community

POSTED: September 20, 2017 10:03 a.m.

Usher Home in late 1940s: Jeremiah Jasper Usher (b. 1835) and Sarah Lavina (Seckinger) Usher (b. 1845) made their home on Springfield Egypt Road just across the railroad south of Bethel Lutheran Church. At the time this photograph, one of the couples’ eleven children, son George Ephriam and wife Hattie A. Usher occupied the home. After teaching outside of Effingham County for many years, George returned to teach in Springfield and farm. He died in 1947 and the lovely home burned several year...

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