St. Timothy Lutheran Church is located in Catawba County, six miles east from Hickory, on the south side of the Southern Railroad. The congregation was organized on Sunday, November 6, 1887, by Dr. D. C. Huffman, at the residence of Andrew Holler. H. A. Herman, D. P. Miller, and J. A. Yount were elected officers. For lack of a building, no further services were held for the newly organized group until February 5, 1888, at which time Rev. C. H. Bernheim preached, and was called as pastor.
Their first church was a frame structure, which was completed in 1888. The first worship service held in the completed building was on March 1 of that year. The first parsonage, which stood on the east side of the church, was built under the pastoral leadership of Rev. F. K. Roof. [History of the Lutheran Church in North Carolina, 1950]
BOLCH, WILLIAM H., Private, Company E, McRae's Battalion N.C. Cavalry. Enlisted in Burke County September 12, 1863 for the war. Present or accounted for until transferred to 'Company H, 28th Regiment N. C. Troops when this battalion was disbanded in June 1864.
BOLCH, WILLIAM H., Private, Co H, 28th Regiment, NC Troops. Previously served in Co E, McRae's Btn., NC Cavalry. Transferred to this company in June, 1864. Present or accounted for through February, 1865
HAWN, JONAS, Private - Enlisted at Camp Holmes on October 5, 1864, for the war. Present or accounted for until he deserted to the enemy on or about March 9, 1865. Took the Oath of Allegiance on or about March 13, 1865. [6:313]
HERMAN, HENRY ADOLPHUS, Sergeant, Company B, 42nd Regiment N.C. Troops. Enlisted in Catawba or Rowan County at age 24, January 21, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal in May-June, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant in November-December, 1862. Present or accounted for through October, 1864. [NCT 8:145]
HERMAN, HENRY ADOLPHUS, 2nd Lieutenant, 89th Regiment, N. C. Militia - Enlisted in Catawba or Rowan County at age 24, January 21, 1862. Mustered in as Private in 2nd Co. B, 42nd Regiment, N.C. Troops. Promoted to Corporal in May-June, 1862. Promoted to 3rd Sergeant, November-December, 1862. Present or accounted for through October, 1864. Assigned to Co. P, 89th Regiment, NC Militia as a 2nd Lieutenant. [NC Confederate Militia, Officers Roster As Contained in the Adjutant General's Officer's Roster, Stephen Bradley; Hahn, p. 364]
HOLLAR, GILBERT H., Private, Company F, 23nd Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 20, June 6, 1861. Present or accounted for until paroled at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.
SIGMON, JESSE A., Private, Co H, 28th Regiment, NC Troops. - Enlisted in Catawba County on February 1, 1865, for the war. Present or accounted for through February, 1865.
JESSE SIGMON was the last surviving Confederate soldier from Catawba County.
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